Welcome Back Mayor Chesser

Welcome Back Mayor Chesser

By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Submitted Photo)

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — The Fort Payne City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 and welcomed back Mayor Larry Chesser after his recent health issues.

During the meeting, the Council passed the following resolutions:

  • Resolution 2018-45, accepting an agreement with ALDOT for improvements to the intersection of Highway 35 and Airport Road.
  • Resolution 2015-46 accepting the low bid for a submersible mixer for the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The Board forwarded the following claims to the City's Insurance carrier:

  • Automobile accident
  • Accident that occured in the City Jail

The Council granted holiday time off for the Fort Payne City employees on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, along with New Years Eve and New Years Day.  The Council also gave a one-time pay adjustment for the Employees  for the Holidays.

The Council will close the road for Christmas in the Park which will be December 7, 2018 from 4 pm to 7 pm.

The Council made budget adjustments for the golf course which included sheds, fencing and writing.  The Board also accepted a bid for a extended cab pickup truck for the Public Works Department.

The Council tabled the application for the Recreational Trails Grant.

The Council authorized the following:

  • Authorized letting of bids through Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood for Phase 1 of the police department renovations.
  • Authorized a topographical and geotechnical study of the proposed site of the tennis courts at the Wills Valley Elementary School
  • Authorized Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood to proceed with architectural drawings and plans for the Welcome Center to be built to the Mapco property located at Gault Avenue and 5th Street N and encompassing the recently purchased building from the Depot Museum.
  • Authorized an agreement with Barge Design Solutions, Inc. for pre-application services for the FY 2019 Airport Improvement Project.
  • Declared the siding form the metal building adjacent to the “Doe” building at Godfrey Avenue and 5th Street as surplus property,
  • Declared approximately 50 chairs from the Coal and Iron Building as surplus property to be given to DeKalb-Cherokee Gas,’

The Council went into Executive Session to discuss matters of trade and commerce and a potential real estate transaction.

The Veterans Day Parade will be held on Monday, November 12 at 4pm in downtown Fort Payne.

The next meeting of the Fort Payne City Council will be held on Tuesday, November 20 at 12pm.