Alexander City City Council

Alexander City is operating with a $645,780 budget surplus through the first eight months of the fiscal year, even factoring in substantial spending on capital projects, giving officials confidence the city will finish 2019 with a balanced budget.

The Alexander City City Council has called a work session beginning at 4 p.m. June 17 to discuss providing monthly financial reports to councilmembers.

The work session is scheduled 90 minutes before the regularly scheduled council meeting and will be conducted in the conference room at city hall.

“The purpose of our work session is to discuss and review proposed financial reporting planned to be distributed monthly to our council,” Mayor Tommy Spraggins said.

Spraggins said the monthly financial reports to councilmembers will probably begin in July and consist of account balances and year-to-date numbers.

District 5 councilmember appointee Chris Brown will be sworn in at the regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the courthouse downtown. He can attend the work session, according to Spraggins, but no votes will be taken during the work session. Brown was selected by a 4-0 vote of the council June 3 to serve the remainder of Spraggins’ term until October 2020. Spraggins, who was the council president, became mayor upon the death of Jim Nabors on May 6.

The council also plans to discuss the city’s proposed information security policy. It was scheduled to be considered at the June 3 meeting but the council removed it from the agenda at councilmember Bobby Tapley’s suggestion so it could be studied further.

The work session is open to anybody. Anyone with a disability who requires special services, materials or assistance to attend should contact city clerk Amanda Thomas at 256-329-6700.