Jemison annexes more land off Highway 191

Published 8:39 pm Monday, August 15, 2011

The Jemison City Council on Monday annexed more property into the city.

Now included in Jemison city limits is a mobile home park, containing more than 50 homes, off Highway 191.

Land including the 191 Express service station was annexed into the city in the past few years, and the newest annexation sits right across the road from the service station.

In other business, the council:

•Agreed to a contract not exceeding $30,000, with accounting company I.H. McNeill III P.C. The company has performed annual audits for the city the past several years. Last year, the city paid $28,000 for McNeill’s services.

•Passed an ordinance that sets the speed limit at 20 mph on Cobb Drive, Ginger Street and Garrett Lane—all three of which are located in the Oak Grove community.

•Refunded half of a $500 fine incurred by Hyrum Shaw for tampering with his water meter. Shaw told the council he moved to Jemison from Utah and was unfamiliar with the city’s water policy when he tampered with a water meter box on his property and began receiving water. The council unanimously agreed to refund half of the amount Shaw was fined.

•Heard from Police Chief Shane Fulmer about several issues, including a new “technology fee” being assessed to anyone convicted in a municipal court in Chilton County, Fulmer’s concerns about the illegal immigration bill passed by the Alabama Legislature, an instructional course for officers held at the city’s auditorium on Aug. 9-10, and the success of the first Citizens Academy hosted by JPD.