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LEDs to light up Jemison

By JOYANNA LOVE/m Managing Editor

Alabama Power project will bring energy cost savings for City of Jemison.

Mayor Eddie Reed announced that Alabama Power would be upgrading the city’s streetlights to LEDs during the Jemison City Council’s meeting on Aug. 3.

“At no cost to us,” Reed said. “There are 370, and he said as quick as we could get the OK in, they are going to start that process. In fact, it is going to be a savings. It will reduce the cost of our power bill which they charge monthly.”

Similar projects have been done in Clanton and Thorsby.

During the meeting, the Council received an update on the city’s project to provide masks to help comply with the latest Safer at Home order which requires masks to be worn in public.

Reed and City Clerk Vicki Potts said masks have been donated by the Master Gardeners and will be available for free at the Jemison Library, 160 Main Street, for those 65 and older starting Aug. 11. The library is open Tuesday – Friday, 8-11:30 a.m. and 12:30 -2 p.m.

“It is just a blessing,” Reed said of the mask donation.

Councilman George Brasher said he would gladly take any to those senior citizens in his district who needed them.

A brochure of COVID-19 related information has also been created along with flyers to promote the mask giveaway.

(Those younger than 65 needing masks can find more information about where to get them here: https://www.clantonadvertiser.com/2020/07/23/where-did-you-get-your-mask/ )

Also during the meeting, the Council:

  • Approved a resolution certifying that Reed, and Councilmen Robert Morris, Rex Bittle and Samuel Reed will serve another term since each was the only candidate to qualify in the election. The municipal election for Jemison will be on Aug. 25. If a runoff is needed, it would be held on Oct. 6
  • Paying the bills.