Maplesville adopts animal control policy for traffic stops (updated)

Published 10:17 pm Monday, March 10, 2014

The council voted to close an account the town had for Maplesville Historical Society funds and move the funds totaling $559.04 from that account to the historical society’s account.

The reason the town had an account open for the historical society is that the town is considered a non-profit entity, thus allowing any donations given to the historical society to be tax-deductible.

A minimum balance of $500 has to be maintained in the town’s account for the historical society in order to avoid a service charge.

Joel Atchison of the historical society visited the council Monday and said he and other members have cleaned the inside and outside of the Foshee house and still need to pressure wash the outside before priming and painting it.

The group had to use power at the house recently to do some of the cleaning and incurred a power bill of $41.56, which members said they would pay with the group’s funds.

The council approved closing the town’s account and transferring historical society funds to the group’s account to eliminate worry over maintaining a $500 balance at all times and to give the historical society easier access to its funds.

For the street department, the council approved Superintendent Kenny Barrett’s recommendation to hire Earl Livingston part-time for $8 an hour and approved an equipment request for an edger attachment for $179.

In old business regarding a remodeling project for town hall, the council approved: to purchase tile flooring from Carpet Store and More for two offices in town hall for $3,965; and to purchase blinds for up to $800 for the offices and computer room in the library.

In other business, the council:

•Approved minutes from the Feb. 10 council meeting, the financial report and paying monthly bills.

•Approved purchasing a 4-by-4 Maplesville Pee Wee Athletics banner advertisement at the community ballpark for $100.

•Approved changing the town’s Workman’s Compensation Hospital Policy to state that town employees seeking emergency medical attention will be sent to Bibb Medical Center since Chilton County does not have a hospital currently.