New Head Start program set for fall

Lease options were discussed for Community Development Institute Head Start during the July 10 Clanton Council meeting.

The institution is set to replace the previous Head Start program, which is no longer being funded by the state.

Community Development Institute serves Chilton, Autauga and Elmore counties and will take the place of the former program for the next year.

A bid will be sent out to another company at the end of next year.

The new program will continue to operate out of the E.M. Henry building in the West End area of Clanton.

A check for $1,000 was already given upfront to the city for the rest of the month’s utilities.

Also hinted in the is the fact that the Chilton County Chamber of Commerce is looking into the possibility of having a smaller version of the Peach Jam at some point in the next couple of months.

In other news from the meeting, the Clanton Council:

  • Approved a request by Mayor Billy Joe Driver to close 2nd Avenue North to 8th Street (1 block) on August 5 between 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. for an event hosted by Grace of God Ministries.
  • Approved the hiring of Brandon Baker, Jerrod Leach and Nick Watley to the Clanton Fire Department.
  • Approved the hiring of Denise Scott at the Clanton Senior Center on Enterprise Road. She will replace Wanda Hughley who will resign effective July 15.
  • Approved the addition of “no parking” signs along the west side of English Street from 4th Avenue South to E.M. Henry Park.

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