Jemison clerk resigns
By Stephen Dawkins
Monday’s Jemison City Council meeting was both the beginning of an era and the end of one.
In its first meeting in the new Jemison Municipal Complex, the council accepted the resignation of city clerk Mary Ellison, who has served in the role for 26 years.
“Ms. Mary has worked faithfully for the city for many years,” Mayor Eddie Reed said. “We appreciate the effort and the work she’s done.”
Reed is the third mayor Ellison has worked with, and Ellison said she expects growth to continue in the city.
“It’s been very interesting—never dull,” Ellison said. “I’ve enjoyed working with all the people.”
The position will be posted for applicants, and Ellison agreed to remain in her role until a replacement can be hired and trained.
In other business, the council:
•Established Thursday night at 6 p.m. as the time for weekly work sessions, though Reed said the council wouldn’t necessarily meet every week.
•Discussed the road condition and traffic on County Road 138, part of which has recently been annexed into the city.
Police Chief Shane Fulmer said the speed limit for any unmarked county road is 35 or 40 miles per hour and recommended the council lower the limit to 25 miles per hour. The council agreed to do so and also assured a resident the road would be paved as soon as possible.
•Bought a full-page advertisement in The Clanton Advertiser’s graduation edition for $1,000.
•Declared surplus, at Fulmer’s request, two police vehicles—a 2002 Ford Crown Victoria and a 2003 make of the same model.