Clanton approves resurfacing tennis courts

Published 7:55 pm Monday, June 13, 2011

The Clanton City Council approved resurfacing four Clanton tennis courts at City Park and patching three others.

The project was awarded to Lower Bros. out of Birmingham for $14,900.

Mayor Billy Joe Driver said he visited the courts recently and four need to be redone while patches should suffice for three others.

“They were cracking,” Driver said.

In other business, the council took the following actions:

•Accepted Jeff Dansby’s resignation from the Clanton Fire Department. The council voted to fill the spot with Tyler Mims.

•Accepted investigator’s Freddie Mayfield’s resignation from the Clanton Police Department. Mayfield is retiring after many years with the department. His retirement is effective July 27.

•Hired one part-time summer worker in the city’s beautification department.

•Approved David Driver to attend a fire department chief’s conference in Orange Beach, and Brian Stilwell to attend a police chief’s conference in Gulf Shores.

•Though no immediate action was taken Monday, Isabella science teacher Jay LeCroy spoke to the council about supporting a countywide BEST robotics team he is forming. The team competed at Isabella this past year and did well against much larger schools. LeCroy said the team would be a big boost to the school system.

•NAACP President Ben Chaney asked about his group’s use of a city building at E.M. Henry Park. Chaney asked if other non-profit groups were being charged to use the building. Mayor Driver said as far as he knew, no other non-profit groups were using the building for no charge. Driver also said the council had previously approved allowing the NAACP to use the building once a month at no charge. Chaney said the group meets twice a month.

Chaney also asked about potholes and street paving in West End. Driver said contractors from the sewer project are to repair several West End streets.