Fort Payne Gives Back

Fort Payne Gives Back

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor •

PHOTO: Members of the Fort Payne City Board of Education accepted two checks for school supplies from the Fort Payne City Council at Tuesday's meeting. PICTURED (L to R): BOE Member Kathy Prater, Fort Payne City Schools Superintendent Jim Cunningham, BOE Member Sharon Jones, Councilwoman Lynn Brewer, Councilman Wade Hill, Council President Brian Baine, Councilman Johnny Eberhart, BOE member Carolyn Martin, and BOE  President James Durham. (Marla Jones | Southern Torch)

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — (Full video at The Fort Payne City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 4.

Fort Payne Mayor Larry Chesser, along with the Fort Payne City Council, presented a $200,000 check to Fort City School Superintendent Jim Cunningham. This check will provide schoolroom and student supplies for the upcoming school year. 

The Council passed Resolution 2020-34 authorizing the appointment of election officials for the upcoming city election.

The Council also passed Resolution 2020-35 which declared Brain Baine elected to the Office of Mayor of Fort Payne, without opposition.

After acknowledgement of the Planning Commission, the Council accepted the subdivision owned by Coleen Greenwood, located on Airport Road just south of GH Metal Solutions. The parcel contains 10 acres and is currently zoned M-1. The property will be subdivided into five (5) two-acre lots for commercial development. 

The Council approved an alcohol license application by Miles Smith of Western Sizzlin. This application is for on-premise beer and wine sales. The alcohol committee previously approved the application.

The Council tabled until the next meeting Ordinance 2020-06 that would establish no parking restrictions on Echols Drive West. Echols Drive is the street adjacent to Plasman Corporation, located on 403 Airport Road West in Fort Payne.

In a separate work session, the Fort Payne City Council discussed the process for absentee voting. They also discussed polling locations and how they will be set up to maintain proper distancing with worker and voter protections.

The next meeting of the Fort Payne City Council will be held on Tuesday, August 18.

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