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Falkville council votes funds for capital projects

Published 9:58am Thursday, April 3, 2014

Falkville Town Council approved the withdrawal of $82,133.25 from the State Trust Fund Account to fund two capital improvement projects at a regular meeting on April 1.

Of that amount, $69,264.24 will be used to purchase and install a generator at a sewage lift station and the remaining $$12,869 will be used to make drainage improvements on Buster Road.

The governing body also authorized the vacation of an unused, dedicated portion of Fourth Avenue.

The street was dedicated in 1898 but never developed, according to town attorney Larry Madison.

He said vacating the street would not affect drainage or utility easements.

Mayor pro tem David Carroll, who presided in the absence of Mayor Bob Ramey, read a state senate resolution from State Senator Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, recognizing Larry Madison for 30 years of service to Falkville as town attorney and prosecutor.

The council acted on other matters as follows:

•Approved $1,395.89 for the purchase and installation of a new buzzer lock system for Town Hall.

•Approved the reappointment of Neil Estes, Robert Summerford and Jill Walling (alternate) to the Zoning Board of Adjustment for three-year terms, expiring April 2, 2017.

•Approved a $1 per hour pay increase for K-9 officer Vaughan Lambert for K-9 certification.

•Authorized payment of monthly electric bills for Bobby Brewer baseball and softball fields to Joe Wheeler Electric Cooperative.

•Declared as surplus property a PC Tower computer and HP printer ands authorized their disposal.


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