Clanton approves $9.8 million budget

Published 7:42 pm Monday, September 26, 2011

The Clanton City Council approved a budget Monday with $9.872 million in revenue and $9.112 million in expenditures. Both revenue and expenditures were up slightly over the 2010-2011 budget, according to City Clerk Debbie Orange.

In other business, the council took the following actions:

•Held a public hearing to consider a rezoning request off 8.1 acres on Scott Drive. With no opposition, the council voted to approve the request, which will move the property from Agricultural to Residential-3 (apartment housing).

•Amended the fire department’s rules and regulations to require firefighters to maintain at least a basic EMT license and volunteer (or career) firefighter certification. Fire Chief David Driver said both the license and certification are required to join the department, but an amendment was needed to close a loophole about members keeping them current. Driver said his department offers all the training necessary for members to keep their licenses active.

•Approved a new contract with the sheriff’s office concerning housing of inmates. The sheriff’s office raises the amount it charges other agencies to house inmates to $35 the first day and $30 every day thereafter.