Clanton Council to help with jet fuel system at airport

Published 12:06 pm Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The city of Clanton will install a jet fuel system at the Chilton County Airport, following a vote by the City Council on Monday.

The council favored purchasing and installing a 10,000-gallon fuel tank and a transfer vehicle for a total of about $150,000.

Also approved Monday was a measure to allow Mayor Billy Joe Driver to renew a loan with Peoples Southern Bank.

The original loan seven years ago, for about $900,000, was to fund the development of a waste transfer station in Thorsby. Previously, Chilton County and the municipalities it encompasses took waste to the Shelby County Landfill in Columbiana.

The county and the various municipalities shared the burden of paying back the loan based on the number of residents and businesses under each organization’s governance.

The amount left to pay is about $600,000, Driver said, of which Clanton’s share would be about $245,000.

In other business, the council:

•Was updated by Driver on the situation at the E.M. Henry Head Start Center, which has been closed for fire code violations. Driver said the city’s next step toward re-opening the facility must be obtaining an architect’s drawing for renovations to the facility.

•Approved an agreement under the ATRIP program to receive $379,000 for re-paving a portion of Lake Mitchell Road, with the city to contribute $95,000.

•Approved to enter into a contract with the Chilton County YMCA for the operation of the city pool this summer, as has been the arrangement the past several years.

•Approved hiring part-time summer help for E.M. Henry Park in the West End community. The workers included: Brandon Bolding, Nycholas Tinsley, Devin Austin, Eric Sartain and Jamarcus Williams. Kipp Moore was hired in a similar capacity for Clanton City Parks.

•Approved a plan to seek bids for three police cruisers and one animal control vehicle.

•Approved the renewal of a contract with RDS for collection of business license fees.