Maplesville Christmas parade moved to Sunday, Nov. 27

Published 8:08 pm Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Maplesville Council approved a recommendation to reschedule the town’s fifth annual Christmas parade from Saturday, Nov. 26 to Sunday, Nov. 27 because of the Iron Bowl.

The parade will begin at 5 p.m., and everyone participating needs to line up at Maplesville High School at 3 p.m.

For more information, contact Christine Epperson at (334) 375-1236 or Sheila Haigler at (334) 366-4211.

In other business, Town Clerk Sheila Haigler suggested that council members revise the town’s garbage ordinance after the holidays.

“It’s due for an upgrade,” Mayor Aubrey Latham said. “It’s not something pressing.”

In new business, the council approved a proclamation for November to be “Hospice Month.”

The sidewalk and street lighting project is scheduled to be finished by Thanksgiving, and work has begun on line locations and portions of sidewalk along the truck route.

Haigler said Maplesville did not receive the historical grant this year.

Regarding finances, the town continues to make payments on a sewer loan and a fire department loan for SCBA units.

The council heard comments from council member Ray Mitchell about discussing future pay raises for town employees.

“It’s time for us to do something (to) show them we appreciate them with monetary gifts,” Mitchell said. “You just don’t find quality people staying in these areas.”

Haigler said an individual wishing to remain anonymous gave the town a sum of money to purchase another computer for the library.