Snead council has informational session to start new year

Meeting for the first time in the 2015 calendar year, the Snead Town Council received reports and acted on limited matters. Mayor Curtis Painter obtained approval to attend the Governor’s inauguration. Some council members joked, good naturedly, with the mayor at the inaugural expense after he had earlier urged them to take a careful look at town spending. Painter also reported the town’s new police vehicle should be back from the paint detailing shop within a few days.

Members approved a request presented by town clerk Rae Ware to cover expenses for police Chief Phillip Weaver to attend a three-day conference in Montgomery at the end of the month. Ware reminded councilors of the state-mandated ethics form filings due by the end of the month.

Volunteer fire Chief Lee Netherton reported his department had 463 “runs” during 2014. More than 60 percent (290) of the responses were for medical calls. Utilities director Jeff Whited reported he anticipates the long-awaited new trencher should be delivered by the end of January or in early February. Councilors agreed to pay the compensation premium for the town’s municipal workers.

Councilman Tim Kent missed the session; other councilors (Phillip McHan, Greg Ogles, Charles Sanders, and Dale Snead) joined Painter at the Jan. 12 meeting. The council meets regularly the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. in the town community center.