By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • (File Photo)

RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, September 5, due to the Labor Day holiday.

After years of complaints from Rainsville citizens being unable to hear the Rainsville City Council meetings, a motion was made and unanimously approved to purchase microphones for the Council and City Court Chambers. 

The Rainsville City Court will pay $1,320 and the remaining $480 will be paid by the City of Rainsville.

During the meeting, the Council:

  • Accepted a bid for the Boozer Bridge Project from Gillespie Construction in the amount of $320,066 and authorized Ladd Engineering to complete necessary paperwork
  • Approved Resolution 9-5-2019 to surplus six computers, printers and light fixtures from the library
  • Approved Paving culverts on Country Club Lane and Everett Street at a cost of $12,000 for both projects
  • Approved $7,000 for eight headwalls (culverts have already been installed)
  • Approved $2,000 for fire prevention
  • Approved $300 for pole and street light at the intersection of Horton and Kirk
  • Approved certification training class for the Animal Control Officer in the amount of $500 (to be paid by the Rainsville Police Department)
  • Accepted Larry Traylor’s resignation from the Industrial Development Board

A single rose was placed at the empty chair of Councilmember Ricky Byrum, who was absent due to the death of his brother, Jerrol. Southern Torch sends their condolences to the family.

The Rainsville City Council will hold their regularly scheduled meeting with Monday, September 16 at 5pm with a work session of 4:15pm.