On a motion by councilman Greg Ogles, the council accepted the resignation of Hannah Wright as water board clerk. Councilman Dale Snead followed with a motion to advertise for court and water clerks.
In their last meeting of October, the council also agreed to credit a customer water bill of $755.54 due to work being done, which caused a water regulator to blow out.
Two items were tabled: approval for direct deposit for payroll and automatic draft for water customers and state mandated Alabama First Responders Benefits Program scheduled to take affect Jan. 1, 2020.
Town attorney Brett King suggested the council check with various insurance companies to get policy quotes on the new cancer insurance. The matter will be discussed in a later meeting.
In department reports, councilman Phillip McHan reported the fire department had a total of 18 calls for the month including nine medical calls, four wrecks, and two structure fires.
Utility operator Jeff Whited reported that surveyors have been in town doing work for the upcoming sewer project. He also noted that the town should be receiving a grant of $250,000 from the new statewide gas tax. This comes out of around $10 million to be awarded throughout the state. The council voted to seek the money.
The council discussed looking at budget figures at the next meeting. Snead suggested the old budget could be adopted and left open for tweaking in the coming year.
There was no further business.
Mayor La’Shone Price and councilman Tim Kent were not present.