Rainsville Seeks Federal Grant for Police

Rainsville Seeks Federal Grant for Police

By Marla Jones, Managing Editormarla@southerntorch.com

RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on March 2, 2020.

Rainsville Police Chief, Kevin Smith addressed the Council and Mayor concerning a Department of Justice Cops Grant that will be applied for. The grant would help fund desperately needed additional officers. The grant would pay 75% of a police officer’s salary with the City paying 25%, for up to three years.

In other business, the Council approved:

  • Set a budget workshop date for March 9 beginning at 4:15.
  • Four additional credit cards from First Southern State Bank 
  • Postponed the bidding out of turn lane on Hwy 75 
  • Repair to a culvert on Willingham
  • Service agreement and authorization for mayor to pay for a rock wall and mechanical bull for the Freedom Fest 
  • The last 800 ft of sewer line work for Scott Street 
  • $500 sponsorship for Leadership DeKalb
  • Installation of street Light on 42 Rains Avenue
  • $1000 Sponsorship for Shriners Rodeo
  • Accepted the resignation of Tyler Phillips as a firefighter, and would post the job until the end of the month

The DeKalb Shrine Club of Alabama will present the 3rd Annual Shrine Rodeo at the Northeast Alabama Agri-Business Cneter in Rainsville on Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7 at 7:30pm. Tickets will only be sold at the door. For more information, please call (256) 717-6263.

The next meeting of the Rainsville City Council will be held on March 16. The workshop begins at 4:15 and the regular session following at 5 pm. 

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