November 20, 2015
Southern Torch (3661 articles)

Rainsville Council addresses zoning, city upgrades

By Joseph M. Morgan

RAINSVILLE, Ala.— The Rainsville City Council addressed a number of issues at the city’s council meeting Monday night including the zoning/re-zoning of property within city limits, the allocation of funds provided by a recent bond issue, and making improvements and upgrades to city parks and other properties.

DeKalb County Superintendent candidate Dr. Jason Barnett, the GOP challenger to incumbent Superintendent Hugh Taylor, also addressed the council. Barnett said he wanted to intrduce himself and laid out his campaign platform to city officials and those in attendance from the general public.

The council took up the following business Monday night:

Approved the rezoning of 1557 Marshall Road in Rainsville from residential (R1) to business (B1) to accommodate a local barber shop.

Approved a one-time pay increase (Christmas bonus) equal to one week’s salary for city employees.

Set the official date for the city’s annual Christmas breakfast for Dec. 18, 2015.

Approved spending for upgrades to city parks, including: $9,737.64 for additional lights in the parking lot at the Field of Dreams ballpark, $2,100.00 installation of new benches at tennis courts, and other improvements to city ballparks and playground areas.

Approved payment of city’s standard monthly bills/expenditures for the month.

The Rainsville City Council will meet again on Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. for the next regularly scheduled council meeting.

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