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Brantley council assigns committee heads

With its new members in place, the Brantley Town Council had some details to clear up during last Monday night's meeting.

The council approved all the committee recommendation that Mayor Bernie Sullivan presented at last month's meeting. Those appointments included:

– Finance Committee: Steve Walker (chairman), Darryl Elliot and Brian Morgan.

– Street, Utilities and Sanitation Committee: Judy Woolley (chairman), Elliot and Lorey Bogen.

– Parks, Recreation and Cemetery Committee: Walker (chairman), Bogen and Woolley.

– Police, Fire and Rescue Committee: Elliot (chairman), Morgan and Woolley.

– Industrial Development and Grants Committee: Morgan (chairman), Walker and Bogen.

The council also approved several other sub-committees.

Mayor Sullivan's recommendation to appoint Walker as Mayor Pro-Tem passed unanimously.

In other business, the council:

– Approved employee appointments including, Town Administrator Larry Morgan; Police Chief Lamar Chandler; Fire Chief Harry Driggers; Municipal Court Judge Mark Smyth; Municipal Court Prosecutor Bill Rayborn and City Attorney John Nichols.

– Approved a resolution to adopt the new grant procurement and accounting policy recommended by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.

– Sullivan advised the council during his Mayor's Report that SILLA Engineering American is expected the hire more employees this month.

– Councilman Bogen complained about excessive speeders on Glenwood Road and discussed the possibility of having some type of traffic control device installed.

– Sullivan announced that Helispec is close to completing its renovation of the old Meredith Building and has already started its hiring process. He also announced that Helispec officials have also started plans of adding a 7,500-square- foot addition to the building.

– Sullivan also presented

an ordinance to join the National Flood Insurance Program, which was tabled and will be reviewed at the next meeting.

– Woolley commended the city crews for their excellent cleanup work following Hurricane Ivan. The city crews have completed about 90 percent of the cleanup efforts throughout the city without any outside assistance.

– Morgan commended the police department on the excellent job assisting safety throughout the town on Halloween with trick or treaters.

– Heard from Lindsey Kimbro from the Crenshaw County Extension Agency and County Commissioner Ronnie Hudson who gave a presentation on the purpose of 4-H. They informed the council that the program had a $12,820 shortfall last year and asked the town for a donation.

The request was passed along to the finance committee for consideration.