Clanton City Council reschedules next meeting

Published 8:58 pm Monday, October 28, 2013

Clanton’s City Council voted Monday to reschedule its next regular meeting, which would have fallen on Veterans Day.

Instead of Nov. 11, the council will meet in its chambers at Clanton City Hall at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7.

In other business, the council:

•Approved the lowest bid for a project to install a access road for Boatright Companies at the industrial park. Wiregrass Construction submitted the lowest bid, in the amount of $216,748.75.

•Gave Mayor Billy Joe Driver authority to negotiate with a property owner for land to install a storm shelter in the Lomax community.

•Voted to upgrade six street lights in the West End Housing Authority area.

•Heard from Driver that Bonnie Smith had been appointed to the city’s  Housing Authority Board to fill the vacancy created by the passing of Betty Jo Muncher. Steve Mims and Larry Culpepper were appointed to the board for regular five-year terms.

•Granted a medical leave of absence to a fire department employee, effective Oct. 21 until the employee is able to return.

•Declared three police department firearms surplus.