New Clanton council meets

Published 10:16 pm Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Clanton City Council welcomed new member Sammy Wilson to its regular meeting Thursday.

The meeting, which was moved from Nov. 12, was the first for the winners from the August municipal elections and the October run-offs. Wilson was the only newcomer voted onto the council.

Mayor Billy Joe Driver had good news for the new council: the city has been approved for a grant to construct four storm shelters.

The council discussed other storm-related news. Severe weather alert radios for each Clanton resident and business will be distributed from Nov. 26-30 at Clanton Fire Department from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

The radios were obtained through a grant.

Council members said postcards would be mailed to every person eligible to receive a free radio, and the person would need to bring the postcard with them to pick up their radio.

Driver also announced that the city had been approved for a grant for more than $362,000 to pave an industrial access road at the industrial park in Lomax.

“We’re going to try to hold it within that (amount), but anything that runs over that, we’ll have to pay it,” Driver said.

In other business, the council:

•Agreed to request bids for a project to resurface Creekwood Road.

•Voted to advertise for the open business inspector position.

•Hired Marcus Mims to replace another worker in the sanitation department.

•Was thanked by Tommy Glasscock, director of the LeCroy Career/Tech Center, for the council’s cooperation in a joint effort to bring a new greenhouse to Chilton County High School.