Fort Payne Presents BOE with Donation
June 5, 2019
Southern Torch (3790 articles)

Fort Payne Presents BOE with Donation

By Zach Hester, Art Director

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full Video on our Facebook) At this week’s meeting of the Fort Payne City Council, the Council presented Fort Payne City Schools Superintendent Jim Cunningham with two checks that will be used toward school supplies for students and teachers. 

The first check was the City’s regular donation of $50,000 toward the purchase of school supplies for Fort Payne City Schools students. The second was a $150,000 donation for additional supplies in the classroom.

Cunningham thanked the Council on behalf of the approximately 3,200 students who will benefit on behalf of these donations. 

Russell Gilley and Mary Allison Haynie addressed the Council regarding the Alabama Community Scholars Institute coming to Fort Payne. The events, which are presented by the Alabama Folklife Association, will be throughout Fort Payne and Lookout Mountain from June 19-22. For more information on the events, please visit the Alabama Folklife Association’s website at 

A public hearing was held to receive comments about a proposed vacation of an unopened alleyway at Gault Avenue and 14th Street North and adjacent to First Fidelity Bank. No comments were made. 

The Council approved the following:

  • Resolution 2019-25, which approves the vacation of the unopened alleyway (stated above)
  • $1000 appropriation to the Fort Payne High School Fishing Team, at the request of Stan Blevins, to help offset tournament expenses 

In his report, Mayor Larry Chesser updated the Council on the Alabama Legislature’s most recent session. 

The next meeting of the Fort Payne City Council will be held on Tuesday, June 18 at 12pm in the Council Chambers on the second floor of Fort Payne City Hall. 

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