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Clanton Council approves ordinance changes

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Managing Editor

The Clanton City Council unanimously approved an ordinance declaring multiple properties the city owns as surplus during a meeting on Oct. 12.

The goal was to sell properties that the city is not using and will not need in the future. A committee appointed by Mayor Jeff Mims compiled a list of 16 properties for the council to consider declaring surplus.

A separate ordinance establishing a retirement benefit allowing police offi­cers with 20 years of service to keep their badge and pistol was also approved.

The council also heard the first reading of an ordinance that would require food truck vendors and other mobile food units to register for a business license and receive a permit for each three-day period it would be operating in town. Extensions could be approved on a case-by-case basis by Mims. A certificate from the Chilton County Health Department is also required to remain in compliance with state law.

A vote on this ordinance is expected at a later date. The full ordinance is available to the public at city hall.