Snead to apply for COPS grant

Granting police chief Phillip Weaver’s request, the Snead Town Council unanimously authorized him to apply for an additional officer through Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). Weaver explained the town can receive an officer for four years at the price of one. If approved Snead would receive funding for a new officer for three years and would commit to pay for a fourth year.

Utilities supervisor Jeff Whited won permission to price new chlorinators for the well and sewer plants. Whited noted the chlorinators had been rebuilt twice and that the caustic nature of the material used readily ages equipment.

The council also agreed to use the same firms as in the past to print and mail the town’s required water-quality report to its customers.

Although the council had delayed approval of its 2010 audit for a month or longer, it unanimously accepted it, with all members present.

Town clerk Rae Ware informed the council that Kirkpatrick Concrete has instituted a fuel delivery surcharge on all deliveries. She also noted the 2011 M4A (Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging) reimbursement policy for the town’s senior citizens meal program.

Rae also relayed Judge of Probate David Standridge’s request that the town officially move its municipal elections to the town community center, already the election site for other races.

All members (Mayor Tim Kent and councilors James Campbell, Jack Freeman, Phillip McHan, Curtis Painter, and Charles Sanders) attended the April 25 meeting. The council holds its regular sessions the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. in the community center.