Sylacauga City Council continues in March with first meeting of the month


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Sylacauga City Council held a meeting on Tuesday evening March 1 at 6:00 p.m.

City Council members first participated in a series of working sessions to discuss capital budget requests with the following departments: Police Department, Street Department, Fire Department, American Rescue Funds and Office of the city ​​clerk.

The working sessions started at 3:30 p.m.

At the council meeting, Mayor Jim Heigl reappointed Nancy McKay to the Planning Commission for a six-year term expiring in January 2028.

Council has set April 5, 2022 for a public hearing to consider the zoning and annexation of the properties located at 110 Azalea Rd. and 1764 Oldfield Rd.

They approved Diversified Plumbing’s expenditures for the installation of a backflow preventer, piping and faucets required for the water supply throughout Marble City Cemetery at a listed price of $2,925.

The board accepted the FY20 audit as prepared by Machen McChesney.

They accepted Fire Chief Nate Osgood’s request to approve a new job description for Deputy Fire Chief. Funding for the position and staffing of the position are not requested at this time.

The City Council approved travel/training expenses for Business License Inspector Libby Stewart to attend the Municipal Revenue Officer Certification Course in Tuscaloosa, April 5-8, 2022. Registration fee of $235; additional expenses for accommodation, meals and mileage will be incurred. The estimated total expenses for Stewart are $906.63.

They amended the travel expense claim for Fire Inspector Chad Toland who attended the Fire Investigator II course in Anniston, Feb. 7-11, 2022, to include fuel reimbursement in the amount of $58.01 .

They also approved travel/training expenses for PD Lt. Renea Cummings and Lt. Willis Whatley to attend the following CLEEP training: Operational Crisis Management and Incident Command on April 7, and Executive Media Relations on April 8 April, in Jacksonville, Alabama. Registration fee of $99 per course; no additional expense other than the use of a city-provided vehicle.

The Board approved travel/training expenses for Firefighter Cass Patterson to attend Hazardous Materials Technician/WMD training in Anniston, March 7-11, 2022. No registration fee; meal costs will be incurred. Patterson will carpool with Kelley, Payton, Tubbs and Williams. The total estimated expenses for Patterson are $75.

Additionally, they also approved travel/training expenses for fire recruits Andrew McLain, Donnie Lester, and Shelby Byrd to attend the Alabama Fire College Recruiting School at the Mountain Brook Fire Department, Du April 4 to June 10, 2022. Tuition and PT clothing costs of $800 and lunch costs in the amount of $750 per employee will be incurred. Employees will carpool in a city-provided vehicle. The estimated expenses for McLain, Lester and Byrd are $1,550 each.

The City Council has approved travel/training expenses for Fire Lt. Kyle Moseley to attend the Fire Department Instructors International Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Ind., April 25-30, 2022. registration and no expense will be incurred.

They approved travel/training expenses for PD Sgt. Ryan Gaither and Constable William Taylor will attend the United Police Working Dog Association Training Seminar in Opelika, April 4-7, 2022. Registration fee of $150 per employee. Additional costs for Taylor’s meals and accommodation will be incurred. Estimated expenses for Gaither in the amount of $250 and for Taylor in the amount of $625.

The Board also approved accounts payable received to date for February in the amount of $406,728.44.


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