City amends agreement for scoreboard signs

Published 12:52 pm Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Clanton City Council unanimously voted on Monday to amend an agreement with Coca-Cola Bottling Company for scoreboards at city ballparks.

Originally, the council voted in April to approve an amended agreement with Coca-Cola Bottling 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.

The council learned that Coca-Cola would spend $17,000 for the scoreboards, so the council decided to amend the agreement to include the increased amount.

The company will provide four scoreboards for city ballparks in exchange for extending an agreement with the city through 2025.

Councilman Sammy Wilson made the motion that the council amend the agreement increasing the amount to $17,000 toward the scoreboards.

Councilman Greg DeJarnett seconded the motion with the rest of the council voting in favor.

Councilman Jeffrey Price was absent from Monday’s meeting.

In other news, the council:

•Approved Clanton Police Chief Keith Maddox to attend a police chief’s conference.

•Approved a motion to renew services for grant writing with L.P. Campbell Company, with the city’s portion being $8,000.

•Approved changing an ambulance rotation from every other day to every other call as requested by 911 and the Clanton Fire Department.

•Heard from Robert Binion who approached the mayor and council about three separate issues. Binion asked the council to consider doing an independent investigation on an incident where four young white people were riding through the West End community, a mostly black neighborhood, flying Confederate flags and shouting racial slurs in the pre-dawn hours of July 16. Binion said he would like an agency to investigate the incident outside of Chilton County. Binion also addressed the council regarding volunteer firefighters flying Confederate flags from their personal vehicles when responding to fires in the city. He also asked the council to consider hiring more black individuals in the city.

•The council heard from Jackie Baker who thanked the mayor and council for attending the West End Neighborhood Watch meeting.

•The council approved paying two bills including Andrews Truck Repair for $19,130.43 and Petty Line Construction Co. Inc. for $19,884.50.

•The council also approved the minutes of the July 13 meeting.