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RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Video Below) The Rainsville City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, June 4, 2018.
Rainsville Freedom Run Race Coordinator Jerry Clifton addressed the Council about the upcoming race on June 16, 2018. This will be the tenth year of the Rainsville Freedom Run. He thanked the Council, Fire Department, and the Police Department for their continued support.
Councilmember Bejan Taheri addressed the Council saying that roadwork would return to Rainsville beginning this week. Councilmember Marshall Stiefel inquired about whether the asphalt milling could be carried to help on Maple Street. Taheri replied that it would be going back to the plant and repurposed.
Taheri presented the Council with an agreement between the City of Rainsville and the State of Alabama stating that the cost of the Chavies Bridge would be in the range of $1.4 million to $2.3 million. The Council approved Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt to sign the necessary paperwork.
The Council approved new hires Thomas Blizzard for the Fire Department, starting on June 20, and Luke Yarbrough for the Police Department beginning June 9.
Councilmember Derek Rosson addressed the Council stating that the City of Rainsville had been voted as the 11th safest city in Alabama.
“Garbage business is good,” said Councilmember Ricky Byrum. He went on to say that the sanitation department needed to purchase five rolloffs for $21,650, (8) 4-yard dumpsters and (6) 8-yard dumpsters for $11,168, and 100 more regular residential garbage cans for $6,410.35.
Councilmember Brandon Freeman stated that the driveway behind the newly-built stage at the Field of Dreams needed work at a cost of $1200. He also dedicated the new pavilion/playground to Reese Colburn. Colburn is a 13-year-old boy born with congenital heart failure. His favorite thing to do is play on the playground, so Freeman stated that he thought this would be a great way to honor him since he has family roots in Rainsville.
In other business:
- Approved the Back to School Sales Tax Holiday (July 20-22)
- Rejected the bids for the Highway 35 Wastewater Pump Station Upgrade, and due to the bids being too high, they will revamp, make changes, and rebid
- Accepted Keef Avenue into the city
- Awarded a landscaping bid to Patriot in the amount of $11,296 at the Tom Bevill Center
- Awarded Bryant’s Heating & Cooling a bid for unit at the Library for $5,250
Rainsville City Council Workshop 6/4
Rainsville City Council Meeting 6/4
The next meeting of the Rainsville City Council will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018 beginning with a workshop at 4:15pm and meeting starting at 5pm.