Clanton receives favorable audit

Published 1:35 pm Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The city of Clanton received a favorable audit report during the Clanton City Council meeting on Monday.

Janice Hull of Hull & Russell PC in Clanton presented the audit report to the council and said she “didn’t see any problems” with the audit.

Hull presented several highlights from the audit including the fact that Clanton has $43 million in assets and $19 million in liabilities.

In other news, the council:

•Held a moment of silence in memory of Clanton resident Hilton Lane who passed away last week. Mayor Billy Joe Driver said the city of Clanton and the West End community had lost a good citizen.

•Voted to accept Darrell Bolding’s resignation. Bolding served as the park director at E.M. Henry Park.

Councilman Greg DeJarnett said Bolding was unable to attend the council meeting on Monday but asked DeJarnett to relay that he appreciated the opportunity to serve the city of Clanton.

•Voted to transfer Jay Edwards from part-time to full-time with the Clanton Police Department. Edwards will fill the position of CPD officer Larry Colburn who resigned Nov. 25.

•Approved a request from Baugh Ford to be placed on a rotation of wreckers used by the city.

•Voted to tentatively agree to offer 2-3 acres of land owned by the city of Clanton an option to sign with the Chilton County Board of Education to lease property to the county.

The land is located off Chilton County Road 28 on Second Avenue South, near the intersection with Alabama Highway 145.

Driver said the land could serve as grounds for the Chilton County Fair sponsored by the Clanton Kiwanis Club.