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Clanton Fire to apply for grant

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Managing Editor

The Clanton Fire Department will be pursuing funding to update equipment, following a vote by the Clanton City Council giving approval to apply for a grant.

The vote took place during the Feb. 8 voting session.

Fire Chief David Driver said the grant would be to replace the 32 self-contained breathing apparatus the department uses that have become outdated. The units cost approximately $7,400 each. If the department is awarded the grant, the city would only be required to pay 5% of the cost. The grant would cover 95%.

Also during the meeting the Council:

  • Approved contribution of $41,318 to Chilton County E-911.
  • Officially declared the District 3 seat vacant. Council members will likely make recommendations for someone to fill the position at the next City Council meeting.
  • Declared a vacancy on the waterworks and sewer board.
  • Approved an alcohol sale license for Mitchell Package Store.
  • Approved an ordinance to reflect the recent organization changes impacting the city clerk’s job description and reaffirming the mayor’s administrative authority.
  • Renewed a lease agreement with a billboard company that has a billboard on city-owned property.