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Council hires for projects

Published 12:53pm Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Dadeville City Council approved resolutions hiring four businesses for upcoming city projects at its Tuesday meeting.

The council approved the hiring of Monroe and Associates for administration and Goodwyn Mills and Cawood for engineering of the sewer rehabilitation project on Freeman Drive and Aster Street.

“The residents in the Aster Street (area) will now be able to have city sewage and will no longer have to worry about their septic tank and field lines failing,” Ingram said in a previous interview with The Record. “This project will help with the problems the residents of Freeman Drive have had in the past with the old sewer lines being stopped up, and the rehabilitation of those lines should cut down on the problems in that area for many years to come.”

The council also approved financing of new police vehicles through BancorpSouth.

“It’s three-year financing, and the payments are just under $3,000 a month for the three (vehicles),” Ingram said.

The council also approved the hiring of W.S. Newell and Son for the Adams Drive expansion to access Thweatt Industrial Park.

The council meeting was the last for

Ingram and Councilman Mike Richardson. The next council meeting will include mayor-elect Joe Smith and new councilman Mickey Tarpley.

“I want to thank Mike (Ingram) for opportunities,” said Councilwoman Pat Potts. “(He) afforded me the opportunity to go to Washington, D.C., and I appreciate that. I also got a chance to be face to face with Jeff Sessions and Mike Rogers so we could ask them what they could do for our city. I’ve never been in a (position) like that before, and I really appreciate it. I have enjoyed working with you.”

The other councilmembers also expressed appreciation to both Ingram and Richardson for their dedication to the council.

“I have enjoyed these four years,” Ingram said. “I appreciate you working with me and allowing me to work with you. We’ve made some decisions that were not popular by any means, but we all did what we thought was best for the city.”

The council also:

- approved a 3 percent pay raise for all city employees

- delayed discussion of the mandatory energy code distributed by the state until Robin Reynolds, city attorney, could get more information

- decided to observe Veterans Day Nov. 12

- transferred ownership of the National Guard Armory back to the gas department

- voted to allow the Junior Beta Club to have a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk at McKelvey Park

- voted to purchase two dozen Christmas pole banners for the city

- discussed and approved the 2012-2013 budget

- appointed Steve Badalamenti to the Library Board for a four-year term