Clanton Council approves bids for new police vehicles

Published 4:49 pm Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Clanton’s City Council on Monday approved bids for new police vehicles.

The council approved a bid of about $24,000 for a Chevrolet Caprice by Donahoo Chevrolet in Fort Payne; a bid of about $25,000 each for two Ford Expeditions by Chuck Stevens Automotive in Atmore; and a bid of about $20,000 for a Chevrolet Impala by Donahoo Chevrolet.

The council members present voted unanimously to accept the low bids.

Councilman Jeff Price was absent from the meeting.

In other business, the council:

•Approved a lease with South Coast Paper for a city-owned facility located at 806 16th Ave. N. The company will pay $1,800 per month, and the lease will be for three years, with options for two additional one-year extensions.

•Gave Mayor Billy Joe Driver approval to pursue the purchase of 14 acres of property near E.M. Henry Park. The council had previously given Driver approval to pursue the purchase of 10 acres at the site, but the owner proposed the sell of 14 additional acres, for a total of 24 acres.

•Discussed a proposal by Councilman Bobby Cook to erect signs to discourage vandalism at the city’s youth ball park.

•Approved the hiring of Kipp Moore, Tyler Maddox, Melanie Harriman and Michelle Harriman to work part-time in the parks department for summer work.

•Approved the hiring of Jeremy Brand as a truck driver in the sanitation department effective March 2.

•Heard from Mike Blankenship with Senior Connection, who thanked the council for its help with the group obtaining a defibrillator

•Heard from resident Jessie Binion, who thanked the city and its police department for an award she received at the Clanton Police Department’s annual banquet.

•Approved the minutes from the Feb. 23 meeting.

•Approved paying appropriate bills.