Trick-or-Treat on Saturday, city encourages

Published 10:42 pm Monday, October 25, 2010

Clanton Mayor Billy Joe Driver encourages parents to have their children trick-or-treat Saturday for Halloween, which falls on a Sunday this year.

Driver said several people have called city hall asking about the holiday and when to trick-or-treat. The mayor, along with the police department, recommended Saturday as the preferred day.

In other business, the council took the following actions:

•Granted a beer and wine license to SD Food Mart near to U.S. 31 and Interstate 65 exit.

•Hired Quincy Brown to work in the sanitation department.

•Voted to send out bids for a city vehicle.

•Accepted a grant to buy bulletproof vests. The grant is a 50-50 match, with the city committing up to 5,080. The $10,160 would add or replace 16 vests.

•Passed a resolution encouraging residents to vote in favor of Amendment 1 in next Thursday’s general election. The amendment concerns the collecting of ad valorem taxes.

The city council’s next meeting will be Monday, Nov. 8 at Clanton City Hall at 5 p.m..