Jemison Council holds voting session

Published 3:18 pm Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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The Jemison City Council unanimously approved paying the city’s bills and making a $150 donation to Jemison High School on June 21 at 6 p.m.

The Jemison City Hall building has also experienced some minor damages from the recent storms and from the gutter system not properly taking the water away from the building, according to Mayor Eddie Reed.

“Councilman Rex Bittle has someone that he knows that can come in and take a look at this issue,” Reed said. “I don’t think there is an immediate risk to it, we simply want to stop further damage.”

City Clerk Vicki Potts also recently completed two certifications to better serve the city, and she thanked the council for allowing her to work towards those certifications.

“I want to thank you for allowing me to have the opportunity, not every clerk has the permission of their council to attend these classes,” Potts said. “When I came on board, I had not had the opportunity to work in municipality before, and I saw that it was very important for me to learn.”

Reed said he wants everyone serving for Jemison to have the opportunity to advance their education.

“We want you, (Potts), our chief and our workers to do anything in teaching, training and advancing our learning capabilities,” Reed said. “We want to give our people the best. They elected us as public servants, and we want to serve them in every capacity in a professional manner.”