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Jemison City Hall to close for move

Jemison City Hall will close Thursday and Friday while employees make the move next door to the city’s new Municipal Complex.

City Hall will also close on April 29 for more moving, the Jemison City Council decided on Monday at a regular meeting.

“We’ve got a lot of stuff to move out,” Mayor Eddie Reed said. “We couldn’t do it with the public coming in, so we’re going to have to go ahead and close it.”

In other business, the council:

Moved the site of the city’s municipal elections from the fire department to the new Municipal Complex.

Voted to annex land on the western side of town, off Smith Road

Heard from representatives from the Jemison High School Blue Regiment Band and from Jemison Middle School asking for donations. The JHS band director, George Martin, said the Blue Regiment needed money to pay off equipment, while JMS assistant principal David Seale said his school needed money for everyday supplies. Reed told both that the council would have to examine its budget for the remainder of the fiscal year before it could commit to any donations.

Expressed a desire to remind residents that April is clean up month. Items not normally taken by trash collectors can be placed near roads this month, and workers will pick them up the last week of the month. Workers will not pick up paint, tires or vehicle batteries.