Maplesville council makes decisions on nuisance properties (updated)

Published 8:52 pm Monday, March 11, 2013

For the street department, superintendent Kenny Barrett said six new swings are needed at the town park playground to replace old swings deemed unsafe for use.

Barrett estimated the chains and seats for the swings to cost about $200.

The council had approved for the town to foot the bill now and allow the Maplesville Parks Board to reimburse the town later, but Dale Enfinger of South Coast Paper volunteered to donate $300 for park equipment.

Barrett received the council’s approval to purchase a new pressure washer for $495 instead of repairing it for about $250 plus labor expenses.

Barrett said the pressure washer is used to spray out the town’s garbage truck on a regular basis to prevent trash residue from building up and causing the inside of the truck to corrode and deteriorate.

The council also approved for Barrett to spend a portion of his time on the clock preparing for Maplesville Heritage Day on Saturday, April 13.

In other business, the council:

•Discussed the ATRIP (Alabama Transportation Rehabilitation and Improvement Program) grant the previous council approved for the town to apply for in 2012 to pave Maplesville’s truck route.

•Noted that Ralph Mitchell with Fire & Rescue Billing will meet with the Maplesville Fire Department on Monday, March 25 at 6 p.m. to review how to correctly submit and stay current with monthly paperwork.

•Was asked to attend the Maplesville Historical Society meeting March 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the town library to discuss final preparations for Heritage Day.

•Approved a fire department report for February from Chief Michael Drewry.

•Approved the minutes from the Feb. 11 council meeting.

•Paid monthly bills.