Rainsville Purchases Security Camera System

Rainsville Purchases Security Camera System

By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • marla@southerntorch.com

RAINSVILLE, Ala. — The Rainsville City Council met on Monday, March 18. Mayor Pro Tem Ricky Byrum acted as Mayor in the absence of Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt. 

At the workshop, Councilmember Marshall Stiefel expressed his concern about the new gas tax, stating that he believed the new tax would cause a hardship on the citizens of Rainsville. He also said that the amount of revenue that Rainsville would receive from the new tax would not justify the extra expense. 

Councilmember Ricky Byrum replied that he had not studied the new law enough to make a clear judgment on it, but did say that there was a revenue problem. 

The Council approved the following:

  • Sent Matt Crum to revenue class in the amount of $285
  • Closed out the sewer debt service account with First Fidelty Bank
  • Hired Sandy Little as Animal Control Officer at a pay rate of $12.14 per hour
  • Purchased 20 tables for the Tom Bevill Enrichment Center (TBEC) in the amount of $2,300
  • Sponsored the June 15 UFC Homecoming Fight and SkillsUSA in the amount of $500 each
  • Resolution 3-18-2019A, declaring a 2008 fire truck as surplus
  • Accepted the bids from Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative in the amount of $4,765 and $125 for a security camera system at the Field of Dreams
  • Authorized Mayor Rodger Lingerfelt to spend $23,000 for a radar system, which will be reimbursed to the City through a grant

The next meeting of the Rainsville City Council will be held on Monday, April 1 at 5pm with a work session beginning at 4:15pm.