By Marla Jones, Reporter • firstname.lastname@example.org (Photo by Marla Jones)
RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full LIVE Video on our Facebook) The Rainsville City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, October 1.
Councilmember Ricky Byrum served as Mayor in the absence of Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt. Only four councilmembers were present, as Councilmember Bejan Taheri was also absent due to being on vacation.
Councilmember Byrum made the Mayor’s report and advised the Council on the need for an up-to-date drill core sample for the Chavies Bridge project in the amount of $3,000, which the Council unanimously approved.
Councilmember Marshall Stiefel happily reported that Rainsville’s own Sybil Blackwell had recently celebrated her 100th birthday. He also addressed his concerns about still not having the outside audit for the 2016-17 fiscal year.
Councilmember Derek Rosson brought before the Council the need to purchase two Chevrolet Tahoes for the Rainsville Police Department in the amount of $38,419.63 each. These vehicles will be equipped with all of the necessary equipment to properly aid the police department in protecting the citizens of Rainsville.
Rosson also brought before the Council the need for one Tahoe in the price of $32,969 for the Rainsville Fire Department. The Council approved the purchase of the three vehicles and gave the Mayor approval to find financing. He also reported that a 100% grant had been acquired to send Rainsville’s animal control officer to the academy.
Councilmember Brandon Freeman brought several items before the Council including the hire of garbage truck driver Mark Clines in the amount of $12.38 an hour, due to the new recent hire not working out. The Council approved the hire.
Freeman also brought up a motion to authorize the Mayor to acquire financing for a new dump truck, which the Council approved using the same buyback program that the DeKalb County Commission uses. He also gave the list of events happening in the City during the month of October:
October 11, the Plainview Homecoming Parade. Lineup will begin at 3 at Broadway Baptist Church and parade will be at 4.
October 31, the Rainsville Trunk R Treat. The event has been moved to the Farmers Market and will be held from 5pm to 7pm.
The Council was also advised by Fire Chief Willimac Wright that the month of October had been designated as Fire Prevention Month.
The next meeting of the Rainsville City Council will be held on Monday, October 15 with the work session beginning at 4:15pm and the meeting at 5pm.