Softball complex discussed at Clanton Council meeting

Published 4:50 pm Tuesday, April 14, 2015

As Clanton’s new youth softball complex takes shape, residents are wondering what the finished product will look like.

Clanton resident Amanda Giles addressed the Clanton City Council at its regular meeting Monday. Giles thanked the council and Mayor Billy Joe Driver for the complex but expressed concern about the plans, including the size of the concession stand building.

Giles also said three fields would be needed to host tournaments at the complex. Driver told Giles that there would be four fields at the complex, with a batting cage at each field.

In other business, the council:

•Heard from Jackie Baker with the West End Neighborhood Watch, who expressed concern about response time from the police department and asked for more police presence in the area.

•Approved a tax refund request from Alabama Power in the amount of $28,150.99 because the company filed taxes incorrectly in May 2012.

•Approved the transfer of a beer and wine license at 402 Lay Dam Road to Anaz Inc. DBA Friendly Quick Stop from Seven Stars of Clanton LLC.

•Approved the adoption of a sexual harassment free workplace policy to the city’s personnel rules and regulations. The council suspended the rules so that the policy could be adopted immediately.

•Approved an amended agreement with Coca-Cola Bottling Company for the city park, in which the current agreement would be extended six years and add funding for four additional scoreboards at no cost, not to exceed $12,000.

•Accepted the resignation of Justin Beane from the police department.

•Moved police department employee Charlotte Meuleman from part-time to full-time at the rate of $15 per hour, effective April 16.

•Moved Randy Morris from full-time to part-time effective May 1 at the rate of $12 per hour, as he is retiring.

•Approved to post externally for the position of a full-time police officer.

•Accepted the resignation of Craig Sykes from the fire department.

•Approved a three-month leave of absence for Paul Shearon, as his new employer, the city of Prattville, does not allow employees to work part-time elsewhere during their probation period.

•Moved Parker White from part-time to full-time at the city parks, at a rate of $8 per hour.

•Approved the hire of Bryan Easterling part-time in the parks department at the first of June at minimum wage to replace Tyler Maddox, who has taken another job.

•Amended the minutes from the Jan. 26 meeting, to correct a resolution about a maintenance agreement with the Alabama Department of Transportation.

•Approved paying the appropriate bills.

•Approved the minutes from the March 23 meeting.

•Tabled a decision about a cell phone and texting policy.