Jemison council donates $4,000 to JHS facility project

Published 8:02 pm Monday, March 5, 2012

The Jemison City Council voted to donate $4,000 to Jemison High School for a new, multi-purpose facility after Principal Alan Thompson approached the council with the school’s request.

“This facility is something this community needs,” Thompson said. “This gives us another alternative. I just think it would be a win-win for our community.”

The council decided to pay the $4,000 in two separate installments of $2,000 each by the end of April.

“We’re doing everything we can to move forward,” Bowden said. “It’s very important to us. We really appreciate all the help that you can give us on that.”

In other business, the council voted to declare two city mowers and a city garbage truck as salvage.

The mowers are both more than 10 years old and too costly to repair.

“They’ve just completely worn out,” Reed said. “It’s just a matter of time. We want to invest in long-term mowers (for) the city.”

The city is accepting bids starting at $5,000 for the garbage truck but is undecided about how it will sell the two mowers.

In a 4-2 vote, council members passed a motion to buy one new mower for the city now.

The council can choose to purchase another mower in the future, Reed said.

“We can stagger them so next time, we won’t have to buy two at one time,” Councilman Robert Morris said.

The council also approved for the last week of April – Monday, April 23 through Friday, April 27 – to be Cleanup Month in the city of Jemison.

The city will pick up all trash residents leave by the curb except for batteries, tires and paint.

Additionally, the council adopted an ordinance placing newly annexed properties into districts and amended an ordinance connecting certain real property to the city limits.