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Commission tables DHR lease Thursday, 13 December 2018 17:50

Several items were discussed and approved  at the recent Jackson County Commission meeting.

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Jingle Bell Square Events Tuesday, 27 November 2018 21:43

The 2nd Annual Jingle Bell Trail, circling the Jackson County Square is preparing to open.

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PENV still interested in Bellefonte site Tuesday, 13 November 2018 20:42

            Mr. Michael Dooley, managing partner and chief engineer of Phoenix Energy of Nevada,LLC (PENV), says, “There are other better, less expensive, safer, less toxic waste polluting, cleaner and more financially viable options for the expansion, build out / build up, completion and use of the TVA Bellefonte Site than to try to complete this Property Site as a 2019 state of the art design and codes compliant nuclear powered electric power generation plant facility.”

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The Scottsboro City Council recently passed several items during their meeting.

City Council members awarded the cleaning bid for the  Rec- Com in the amount of $32,964 per year to VanGuard; the bid for pool chemicals was awarded to  Anders Pool Company; the fuel bid for 87 and 89 octane fuel and number 2 diesel was awarded to JAT Oil; The oil bid was awarded to Jackson County Oil.
A tourism grant for the Scottsboro BBQ Cook-off was awarded in the amount of $3,000. City Council member Keith Smith voiced concerns about running out of money for tourism grants before everyone who is in need requests. Smith stated, “How do we determine how much to give? We’ve had $5,000-$6,000 requests.” Council president Tony Wallingsford stated, “I agree, for instance when you do posters and things it’s supposed to have requirements. We need to begin earlier in the process. We supported the BBQ in the past in the amount of $2,000. I think we need to get tighter on how dollars are being used.”
A tourism grant for the Scottsboro High School Band Boosters was awarded in the amount of $2,000. Council member Jessica Butler made the motion to approve the grant in the amount. However, at the previous work session, the boosters requested $5,000. According to band booster representatives, eight bands, North Jackson, Ardmore, Hanceville, Boaz, North Sand Mountain, Berry, Lauderdale County and Hewitt Trussville are signed up. Sparkman, Buckhorn and Hazel Green are considering attending the competition.
A budget amendment to allocate the 2016-2017 excess sales tax in the amount of $50,000 for downtown square landscaping was approved.
A budget amendment to allocate the 2016-2017 excess sales tax in the amount of $50,000 for the construction and design of storm shelters was approved.
A budget amendment in the amount of $9,426 to repair weather sirens throughout the city was approved.
The contract and bid for Willow Branch Drainage Project in the amount of $479,000 to CTS.  The project is expected to begin within two weeks. Mayor Robin Shelton previously spoke regarding the Willow Branch Drainage project bid. The project involves the drainage ditch that goes behind the Armory across Parks Avenue, Burlington street and near Cloverdale Nursing Home.
Shelton announced that the City has agreed for the sale of Impact Learning Center building in 2018. Shelton requested that a committee be formed to assist in finding a new building for the center. 

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