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Council picks Waldrop

Published 3:18pm Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Kelly Waldrop appointed to five-year term with Alexander City Board of Education

The city council voted 5-0 Monday to appoint Kelly Waldrop to the vacant Alexander City Board of Education seat.

Council member Lottie Wyckoff abstained from voting.

“We had five great candidates that had different ideas and opinions on the school system right now and the direction the school system is going,” said council member Bill Young. “All five interviewed well, but the council felt Kelly was more in tune and had a lot of knowledge about the internal operations of the school system. I was encouraged by Kelly’s comments about not only where we are presently but what the future of our school system is – both in academics and infrastructure.”

Council member Bob Howard echoed Young’s comments.

“We’ve been really pleased the past several years with the quality of the candidates who have applied,” Howard said. “That’s a huge commitment to make, and we’re really fortunate here in Alexander City.”

Waldrop will serve a five-year term ending May 21, 2017.

The council also tabled for the second time an annual maintenance and update agreement for websites maintained by website designed Becky Cleveland.

“I’m not in favor (of renewing the agreement with Cleveland),” said council member Mark Fuller. “We can do it in-house instead of contracting it out to save money.”

Council members also authorized Mayor Barbara Young to execute a contract with the Alabama Bass Federation to hold the 2013 state qualifier tournament on March 1, 2013 at Wind Creek State Park for a sponsorship fee of $2,500.