Rainsville Fire Receives Grant

Rainsville Fire Receives Grant

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com

RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full video at southerntorch.com) The Rainsville City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, August 3.

The Rainsville Fire Department received a $122,950 grant with a 10% match to purchase (18) new air packs.  The air packs that are presently being used by the department, are eight years old and were up for replacement. 

The Fire Department also reported that the new storage building for the Fire Science Program had been delivered.  At this time, there are (17) students enrolled for the upcoming school year in the Fire Science Program. 

City Engineer Sam Phillips updated the council on the amendment to the City map to include Autumn Creek Subdivision and the Lewis property. 

The Council passed Resolution 08-03-2020 (A) stating that Rodger Lingerfelt is reelected as Mayor without opposition.  Resolution 08-03-2020 (b) stated that Brandon Freeman is reelected to Council Place 4 without opposition. 

The following promotions within the Police Department were made: Jason Johnson-Sargent, Dustin Garrison-Sargent, Luke Yarbrough-Sargent, and Sgt. Josh Wilson-Detective.  

In other business:  

  • The City will install one street light and two poles on Chambers in the Highlands Subdivision for $600.
  • Add No Outlet sign to Ivy Creek Subdivision
  • Add Curve sign- Carlyle Road 

Councilmember Brandon Freeman updated the Council on the Rainsville Swimming Pool.  While the pool is closed for everyday swimming, it remains open for parties.  

Freeman also stated that the Rainsville Farmers Market is open at 4 p.m. each Thursday. 

The next regular meeting of the Rainsville City Council will be held on August 17. The work session begins at 4:15 p.m. with regular meetings starting at 5 p.m.

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