Clifton Honored at Council Meeting
June 21, 2018
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Clifton Honored at Council Meeting

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com

RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Video Below) The Rainsville City Council met on Monday, June 18, 2018 for their regularly scheduled meeting.

During the work session, Rainsville Freedom Run Race Coordinator, Jerry Clifton addressed the Council regarding the success of the recent run. State Representative, Nathaniel Ledbetter was on hand to present a Resolution to the Freedom Fest, Freedom Run and to Jerry Clifton, honoring him for his service to the community.

Councilmember Bejan Taheri updated the Council regarding the Chavies Bridge. The proposed cost of project will be 1.7 to 2.4 million. The State will take over the construction and inspection of the bridge and upon completion will turn back over to the City.  This will be an 80/20 match between City and State.

Patriot Landscaping was awarded the bid for new landscaping at the TBEC in the amount of $11,296.00.  After much discussion on the bidding procedure it was determined that the City was not required to advertise bids for less than $15,000.

In a comment made to Southern Torch, Councilmember Marshall Stiefel stated, “I am happy that the TBEC is going to receive a much needed facelift.  My only concern was that everyone who was interested in bidding the job, had the opportunity. It is my responsibility to help maintain a transparent government and I always want to be the watchdog for the people.”

In other business, the City:

• The Mayor brought forward a lease agreement with Cornerstone for the use of the Sports Complex for a 6-man football team.

• Approved Resolution 6-18-2018 to rebid the Hwy 35/Scott Street Pumping Station

• Adopted the Tornado Memorial into the City

• Approved Ladder Testing for the Fire Department at a cost of $950.00

• Councilmember Ricky Byrum updated the Council on the bridge project located on George Wallace Street. The bridge will be replaced, therefore, it will be closed for approximately three months.

• Hired Jasmine Wilson as Part-Time Dispatcher at the Rainsville Police Department

The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on July 2, 2018.  Workshop will begin at 4:15 and regular session beginning at 5:00 p.m.

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