The Lineville Council met Wednesday, January 4, 2017 for the first regular session of the new year.
Chamber CEO Tiffany Young was present to give her monthly update on all of the Chamber’s events and news. Young reminded the council of their annual dinner coming up on Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 6:00 pm at the Central High School Cafeteria. Special guests will be Ryan Robertson and Roger Hammett.
Young also reported the Chamber was partnering with Talladega Career Center to hold a Business Associates Luncheon on every third Thursday of each month at 11:00 am. The first luncheon will be held January 19 at Anderson’s Bistro in Ashland. This luncheon is open to anyone who wants to come. For more details, call Tiffany at the Chamber office, 256-396-2828. Mayor Adamson thanked Young for her briefing.
Council members did approve to renew their annual contract with the Chamber in the amount of $5400.00.
Since the next meeting falls on Monday, January 16, Martin Luther King’s Birthday, council members approved to change the meeting date to Tuesday, January 17.
The Council agreed to accept the resignation of Ronald Robertson from the Lineville Park Board. Robertson has served as the Secretary for this Board for the past 10 years. On that note, Council member Proctor, also President of the Park Board, appointed Jarrid Griffin to this position. This appointment was accepted with a unanimous vote.
In regards to Lineville Park events, Proctor also announced that Twin Creeks Veterinary Hospital wanted to hold a Fun Day in the Park, in which all proceeds raised from this event will go towards the Clay County Animal Shelter. This event will be called Dog Days of Summer and will be held on June 10.
After Council members approved to amend their budget to reflect a salary increase, Council members unanimously approved a 3% pay increase across the board for all city employees. Its been several years since city employees have had a pay increase.
Council member Johnny Appleby mentioned that a CSX Train was parked and left at Shaddix Woodyard over the Christmas weekend at the entrance of Cemetery Rd, leaving no access to the cemetery during this time. There have been problems in the past with CSX blocking this entrance for hours at a time, during which at times people were trapped while attending graveside services. There has discussion of the possibility of another access entrance and/or road to this cemetery at some point in the future.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned.