Clanton Council hears city audit

Published 4:35 pm Tuesday, March 13, 2018

By J.R. Tidwell / Editor

The main item on the agenda for the Clanton City Council at its regular meeting March 12 was a brief rundown of the audit of the town.

Janice Hull of Hull & Russell PC was on hand to explain the findings.

“The mayor and I have gone over these numbers and feel good about them,” she said.

According to Councilman Bobby Cook, all of the information included in the report was par for the course for Clanton.

“It was pretty much the same thing we have every year,” he said. “There are a few recommendations we may follow up on, but on the whole everything was ‘A-OK.’”

Melody Bailey, the Child Nutrition Program director for Chilton County Schools, was on hand to give an update on the Cities Combating Hunger through After School and Summer Meal Programs (CHAMPS) initiative, which feeds meals to students.

“The big question was ‘is this program going to be sustainable?’ This just kind of shows you yes,” Bailey told the Council during her presentation.

The Council voted to take down and remove a house behind the old grammar school building. The owner of the house and the property it is located on agreed to give the city the lot if the Council would agree to have the house torn down, which will cost $3,000. The property has a city sewer line running underneath it.

The Council also approved paying Servpro $3,400 to clean the Clanton Police Department to take care of a mildew problem.

The Council also voted to purchase five police vehicles off of a state bid for the department.

All votes were unanimous with all members present.