Clanton City Council approves playground equipment grantBy Stephen Dawkins Published 6:53pm Monday, December 10, 2012
Clanton’s City Council voted Monday to accept a $20,000 grant for the addition of a piece of equipment to the playground at City Park.
The grant was through the U.S. Department of Public Health, which has provided grants for other pieces of equipment at the playground.
If the project costs more than the amount of the grant, the city would be responsible for coming up with the needed funds.
The council also awarded a bid for the resurfacing of Creekwood Subdivision Road to Tri-County Construction in the amount of $160,497.80. A bid received from Chilton Contractors was about $5,000 higher.
In other business, the council:
•Rescheduled the next council meeting for 5 p.m. on Dec. 20. The meeting was originally set to fall on Christmas Eve.
•Set the Christmas holiday for city workers for Dec. 23-26, except for those tasked with collecting garbage.
•Declined to give a tax abatement to someone wanting to purchase and remodel the Fred’s shopping center.
•Voted against the city having a severe weather preparedness tax holiday. The holiday would have been a day where sales tax was waived for purchases of items related to severe weather preparedness. The city held such a holiday earlier this year.
•Heard an update from Fire Department Chief David Driver about his and Police Chief Brian Stilwell’s efforts to distribute free severe weather alert radios to city residents and businesses. Driver said about 1,200 radios remain from the original shipment of about 4,000. Driver said officials are continuing to work to distribute the remaining radios.