Clanton Council gets ambulance update

Published 2:14 pm Tuesday, December 14, 2021

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By JOYANNA LOVE/ Managing Editor

A full-time ambulance specifically for Clanton should be in place on Dec. 16

Clanton Fire Chief David Driver told the Clanton City Council at its Dec. 14 meeting that the vehicle was on its way, and the plan was to have it in use starting Dec. 16.

Council member Billy Singleton asked if this ambulance would have the city logo on it.

“This particular one will not,” Driver said. “This is not going to be the one we get for permanent use … We are actually getting a brand new one but it is not available yet, so they (Regional Paramedical Services) are sending this one to use until that one arrives.”

Under the agreement the city has with RPS, the company is providing the ambulance, a driver and some equipment.

The plan is for the permanent Clanton ambulance to have the city logo on it.

The three paramedics that will be working on the ambulance started working out of Fire Station 1 the first week of December.

“That is going really well,” Driver said. “They are doing a good job.”

Also during the Dec. 14 meeting, the Clanton City Council approved two rezoning requests.

One request was to rezone 5126 County Road 754 from M-2 Heavy Industrial District to R-1 Single Family Residential District. At a previous meeting, there were no comments in favor or against the rezoning.

The other request was to rezone a piece of property near Center Avenue (Pin No. 10585) from R-2 Single/ Two Family Residential District to B-2 General Business District. Byron Lewis explained during the hearing that they were wanting to sell the property to someone that wants to store show cars on the property.

A public hearing was held during the Dec. 14 meeting to rezone 307 Third Ave. N from R-2 Single/Two Family Residential District to O-1 Office Building District. Property owner Kevin Lively said the plan is to eventually move his office to the property.

The request will be voted on at a future meeting.

The council also accepted the resignation of Amanda Baxley as municipal prosecutor.

“I have counted it an honor and a privilege to serve the city,” Baxley said. “… As you all know I leave this post to pursue another position of leadership within our community and court system.”

Her resignation will be effective Dec. 31.

Also approved during the meeting:

  • $500 donation to United Way of Central Alabama, which serves Clanton and Chilton County.
  • An agreement with Gonzalez-Strength & Associates for engineering and surveying needed for pedestrian bridges for Ollie Park.
  • Appointing Elizabeth Hilyer as the municipal prosecutor who will be sworn in at the next meeting.

The Clanton City council’s next meeting will be Dec. 22 at 5 p.m.

City Hall will be closed Dec. 23, 24, 27 and 31 in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

The city Sanitation Department will collect garbage early throughout the holidays. Clanton residents are asked to place their trash carts at the road side on Dec. 19 and leave them until Jan. 3.