Snead names grant administrator and engineer

The Snead Town Council voted to continue its relationship with Terry Acuff of Community Consultants Inc. and Robert Nelson of Robert Nelson Associates Inc. The decision followed a presentation by Torris Babbs, seeking to win the contract for his firm, Babbs Engineering Consultants LLC. The votes on each authorization were unanimous. Acuff and Nelson have had long-term relationships with the town, which will be undertaking sewer reconstruction in the upcoming year.

Beyond the resolutions naming the administrator and engineer, the council voted to pay an estimated $12,994 premium for a continued contract with the state’s municipal workers compensation fund.

At the request of police chief Phillip Weaver, the council accepted just over $6000 donated to his department by outgoing district attorney Tommy Rountree. Councilors then authorized almost $525 for repairs to a police vehicle, before it will be placed for sale. In a final action for that department, members approved placing Mark Hudgins on its reserve list, pending the usual physical examination. The council also approved fire chief Lee Netherton’s request to buy a new light bar for his department’s Bronco.

Councilman Jack Freeman presented several matters for the council to consider in upcoming weeks. Councilors immediately allocated $1000 toward a $3500 sign at the new senior citizens center and some $600 to $700 for sand at one of the town’s ballfields. Freeman’s other items included: $225 for another sign and $1000 for landscaping at the town’s industrial park; $1000 for grounds and landscaping at the senior citizens center; and repair to doors at town ballfields.

The remaining members (Mayor Tim Kent, James Campbell, Phillip McHan, Curtis Painter, and Charles Sanders) joined Freeman for the Jan. 24 meeting. The council holds its regular sessions the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. in the community center.