PHOTO: Councilmember Byrum made the motion for new signs to be placed on or near the Rainsville Welcome Signs. (Marla Jones | Southern Torch)
By Marla Jones, Reporter
RAINSVILLE, Ala. — (Full Video of the Meeting at the Bottom) The Rainsville City Council met on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. The regularly scheduled meeting was changed from Monday night due to the inclement weather.
The Council passed three resolutions during the meeting. The first resolution was to terminate post retirement health insurance benefits as of December 31, 2018. The second resolution was to allow returning employees to assume employment credit for previous city work experience. The third resolution was to surplus light poles at a cost of $500 each.
The Council approved the motion made by Councilmember Bejan Taheri for a new Chamber of Commerce sign to be installed at a cost of no more than $1,000 on Hwy 35. Taheri also made a motion for sealing the new storage facility at the Wastewater Treatment Plant at a cost of $6,800 which the council approved.
Councilmember Ricky Byrum brought before the Council motions to: install two new street lights on Ledbetter Lane and Carlyle Road, purchase 100 garbage cans for $6,384.72. Byrum made the motion for new signs to be placed on or near the Rainsville Welcome Signs; honoring the Plainview Bears basketball and fishing teams as State Champions and any other championships, such as Cornerstone Christian JV basketball. Councilmember Marshall Stiefel suggested that “Home of Jeremy Pruitt” be added as well. Taheri suggested the Rainsville Beautification committee oversee the project but Byrum stated that, “I’m not thinking about the beautification committee, I’m thinking about the City Council.” The mayor will form a committee and make a recommendation for council's approval.
Councilmember Derek Rosson made the recommendation to re-hire recently retired Assistant Fire Chief Thomas Ridgeway on a part-time basis. Rosson also read a proclamation to the Council to designate October as Dyslexia Awareness Month in the City of Rainsville.
The next regularly scheduled council meeting will be April 2, 2018. Work session will begin at 4:15 p.m. and Council at 5:00 p.m.
Watch the full video of the Rainsville Council meeting below.