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[WATCH] Sylacauga City Council meeting and work session – March 2, 2021


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Sylacauga’s city council met Tuesday night for its regularly scheduled meeting.

The majority of the work session involved Sylacauga Police Chief, Kelley Johnson asking for authorization to restart the SPD K-9 program. SPD was granted the opportunity to obtain two new dogs free of charge from iK9, LLC. in Anniston. Members of the Contract Development Agency met with the council regarding business development opportunities for Sylacauga.

In the meeting, the council took the following actions:

  • Reading into minutes Mayor Heigl’s re-appointment of Phillip Morris as Commissioner to the Sylacauga Housing Authority for the term beginning February 3, 2021 and expiring February 3, 2026. (informational only; no council action required)
  • Reading into minutes Mayor’s Heigl’s appointment of Jessie Harrison as Commissioner to the Sylacauga Housing Authority for the term beginning February 3, 2021 and expiring February 3, 2025.  (informational only; no council action required).
  • Action that is necessary to approve Resolution 13-2021 to accept the recommendation of Engineering Design Technologies to award bids for TAPNU-TA18(914) (Streetscape Improvements along SR21 from 5th Street to 6th Street; and improvements along 2nd Street, Calhoun Street, and 3rd Street) and TAPNU-TA19(914) (Streetscape and ADA Improvements to the parking area between Norton and SR 21; 3rd Street and 1st Street) projects to Triple J Construction at the low bid price of $1,808,759.00.
  • Action that is necessary to approve Resolution 14-2021 authorizing EEFS Company, PC to seek bids for the James Payton Blvd. widening and resurfacing project.
  • Action that is necessary to accept the recommendation of Interim Code Director Mike Whetstone to approve purchase of four generators Cumming Sales and Service through the Sourcewell Purchasing Cooperative for City Hall, Maintenance Shop, Street Dept., and Animal Shelter, if ready.  (Whetstone to confirm current pricing, availability, and installation fees prior to meeting).
  • Action that is necessary to approve travel/training expenses for Libby Stewart (required for certification) and Sandy Sorensen (required to maintain certification) to attend the Certified Municipal Revenue Officers Training Institute in Tuscaloosa April 7-9, 2021.  Registration fee is $235.00 per employee.  Additional expenses for lodging, meals, and mileage will be incurred.  Total estimated expenses for Stewart are $866.99; estimated expenses for Sorensen are $761.94. Employees will carpool.
  • Action that is necessary to approve travel/training expenses for PD Lt. Renea Cummings and Lt. Willis Whatley to attend the following CLEEP courses at JSU:  ‘The Value of Developing Advocate Employees’ on April 8, 2021, and ‘The Importance of Accountability in Today’s Society’ on April 9, 2021.  Registration fees are $99.00 per course per employee.  No additional expenses other than use of a City vehicle. Officers will carpool.
  • Accounts Payable received to date for February in the amount of $269,336.83.


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