Marla Jones, Managing Editor
RAINSVILLE, Ala.-- (Full video on Southern Torch Facebook) The Rainsville City Council held its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, January 16.
The Council voted to give Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt the authority to begin road and pad work for the new location of the Sanitation Building, on Highway 75. The current building is located behind Rainsville City Hall.
With the Sanitation location being relocated, the City will be able to utilize the land for expansion to the Rainsville City Park.
The Council accepted the donation by House Majority Leader Nathanial Ledbetter and Senator Steve Livingston for an Automated External Defibrillator to be used at the Tom Bevil Center.
Chief Willimac Wright informed the Council of a Assistance Firefighter’s Grant, that would help in funding a new fire truck. The City has applied for this grant three times. Chief Wright stated that there are two more opportunities for the City to receive the award. If awarded, the City of Rainsville would be responsible for 10% of the $465,000 grant, with 5% going to the grantwriter and 5% going towards the grant for new truck. The Council empowered the mayor to sign the application.
Chief Wright also submitted Travel/Training Requests for himself along with Michael Leath, Joey Walden, Thomas Blizzard, and Jake McClung.
The Council approved the following sponsorships: Children’s Advocacy Play Sponsorship of $1,000.00 and a Bull Bash Sponsorship in the amount of 2000.00 which will be for (4) shows.
In other business, the Council:
- Changed the 2nd Meeting in February to Wednesday the 22nd
- Promoted Sara Barnard to Sewer/Sanitation Clerk II effective 1/18/23
- Posted Sewer/Sanitation Clerk I Position
- Posted Full-Time Position in the Park & Rec Department
- Posted Full-Time Position in the Public Works Department/Bush Hogging
- Approved the Purchase of infield material at the Rainsville Sports Complex from Southern Red Rock—1700.00
Registration for T-ball, Baseball, and Softball with be held on Saturday, January 28, and February 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Field of Dreams. For more information, please call Sammy Smith at (256) 717-3401.
The Next Regular Council Meeting of the Rainsville Council will be held on February 6, with a work session beginning at 4 p.m. and the regular session beginning at 4:30 p.m.