Clanton City Council approves bid for limb truck

Published 4:02 pm Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Clanton’s City Council approved a bid of almost $150,000 for a new limb truck at its meeting Monday.

The Council unanimously approved to accept the lowest bid received, which was in the amount of $146,339.18 and submitted by Southland International.

Officials will verify that the bid meets the specifications requested.

Two higher bids were received, with the highest bid at just over $155,000.

In other business, the Council:

•Approved to participate in the back-to-school sales tax holiday Aug. 5-7.

•Approved an agreement for the Chilton County YMCA to operate the city’s swimming pool at City Park, as it has done in previous years. As part of the discussion about the agreement, Councilman Jeff Price said the city should ensure that lifeguards at E.M. Henry Park receive the same training as YMCA-sponsored lifeguards at the City Park pool. Other officials agreed.

•Approved a host agency agreement with Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging.

•Accepted the retirement of police officer Elijah Bearden but also approved for Bearden to remain part of the Clanton Police Department as a part-time officer.

•Rescinded a motion from a previous meeting to declare CPD shotguns as surplus. Police Chief Keith Maddox said the best course of action would be to transition some of the shotguns to “less-than-lethal” weapons, and to do so they would have to be undeclared as surplus.

•Heard from Jessie Binion with West End Neighborhood Watch, who thanked those who attended a re-opening ceremony for the E.M. Henry Community Center.