Clanton Council prepares for upcoming meeting

Published 12:08 pm Friday, July 7, 2023

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By Carey Reeder | Managing Editor

The Clanton City Council discussed its topics for the upcoming July 10 meeting during a work session on July 6 at Clanton City Hall. Five new resolutions will be voted on at the council meeting on July 10 starting with a vote to authorize funds for a Community Development Block grant application to the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) to tear down rundown and dilapidated houses across the city of Clanton. The city has been working to clear these types of builds the last several months, and this agreement would help them continue to do that efficiently.

The second resolution up for consideration will be a monetary donation to the 6U Clanton All-Stars youth softball team as they travel to Brandon, Mississippi for the youth softball world series.

The third resolution will be a vote on an agreement with Alabama Power to put in an additional power pole by Butterfly Bridge Children’s Advocacy Center for a transformer they will have on the property.

The fourth resolution up for vote is to surplus vehicles from the Clanton Fire Department. CFD has two vehicles with mechanical issues that would be more beneficial to sell rather than fix it due to the mileage and price of the repairs.

The fifth and final resolution will have a vote on if the city of Clanton will authorize its participation in the 2023 Alabama Back to School Sales Tax Holiday.

After discussing the meeting agenda, Clanton Mayor Jeff Mims gave an update on some of the new inquiries he has been receiving on various ways to continue to expand Clanton’s economic development. Mims said that ADECA director Kenneth Boswell will be in town through the week of July 10 to help find ways the city can add things in order to be better set up to receive grants later on. One way that was discussed was having a farmer’s market at Clanton Corner Park in downtown two days a week. Boswell told Mims if they did that, there would be a way to receive a grant to help build a roof over the pavilion at the corner park. Mims said Boswell will continue to assist the city in finding new ways to continue its growth.

The Clanton City Council will hold its July 10 meeting at 5 p.m. at Clanton City Hall.