Blountsville to hold public hearing for fire-station grant project



The closeout hearing for the Blountsville fire-station grant project is scheduled for Dec. 5 at 5 p.m., Mayor Randy Millwood told the town council at its regular meeting Monday. The hearing is required by ADECA.

In other fire-station news, the council voted to pay Adams LLC $1812 for builder’s risk insurance.

Jackie Saint from Otelco discussed with the council pricing for a new Voice Over Internet phone system. No decisions were made regarding the system.

The council decided to create a committee to review and update park and recreation’s rules and regulations.

It was announced at the meeting that:

Greg Cochran and Mayor Roy Dobbs of Berry, president of the Alabama League of Municipalities, will present the town with the state Amfund refinancing check on Dec. 5 at 12 noon.

In other business, the council learned:

repairs on the town’s communication tower will soon begin.

Charter Communications has taken over Windjammer Communications and November is the last month of direct payment drafts.

the town is participating in the angel tree project and 10 angels are still left. Those interested will need to pick up an angel at the town hall by Dec. 12, and all gifts should be turned in to Blountsville Elementary by Dec. 13.

The town hall will be closed for holidays on Nov. 24 and 25, Dec. 23 and 26, and Jan. 2 and the Jan. 2 council meeting has been rescheduled for Jan. 5 at 6 p.m.

Council members present at the meeting were the mayor, Michael Glass, Barry Smith, Ken Wilson, and Ken Mullins. Marlin Murphree was absent. The next regular council meeting will be on Dec. 5 at 6 p.m.