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Jemison appoints new city clerk

The Jemison City Council appointed Vickie Potts as city clerk during a meeting on July 16.

“The importance of the job is very vital to the city of Jemison because that is the motor of the city, and we are hiring you because we all feel confident that you will bring to the clerk’s office that ability to continue the effort of what the city needs,” Mayor Eddie Reed told Potts. “We appreciate you so much, ma’am, for taking on this task, and we’re here to support you.”

A resolution appointing Potts as a signee for city financial accounts was also approved.

City clerk responsibilities had been handled by interim clerk Jessica Fulmer after former city clerk Sylvia Singleton’s departure from the position in early June to serve as Chilton County Administrator.

Prior to Potts’ appointment to the position at the meeting, the Council recognized Jemison Maintenance Department employee Mike Scott with a plaque honoring his work over the past 20 years as he steps into retirement.

“We’re sad to see you leave,” Reed told him. “Mike, come by and see us any time.”

In other proceedings, the Council:

  • Following a public hearing, approved an alcohol license to The Store #17, which is a new business to be located near the corner of U.S. Highway 31 and County Road 191.
  • Presented the first and second readings of an ordinance amendment upholding Jemison Police Department uniforms and equipment standards, before approving it.
  • Approved amending the 2017-18 budget, as presented by the police department.
  • Approved a $735 ad purchase “for the betterment of the Jemison community,” according to Reed.
  • Approved payment of city bills.