The compensation package for the Municipal Judge was the top topic during the recent Scottsboro Council meeting.

Councilman Richard Bailey made the recommendation that it would be $25K a year with individual insurance included, with the option to purchase family, but he/she would pay the difference. The second recommendation was that of $30K with no insurance. Following this motion was the consideration of the Municipal Judge. Bailey recommended that Daryl Eustace be appointed for the position. There were no other nominations presented. As of April 8, 2019, Daryl Eustace is the Municipal Judge, effective immediately. He will have the choice of either package.
The Street Department has 27 Stop signs, 20 Chevron signs, 136 street signs, 12 speed signs, 100 posts, etc. The motion to Surplus this property was approved and the proceeds received from the property will go into the departments Capital Fund. A Budget Amendment for $141,456 for one knuckle boom for the Street Department was approved.
The Mayor asked if the city would do a budget amendment for the amount of $5K to go towards the Child Advocacy Center. Shelton stated that Section and Bridgeport have committed money to the Center. The motion was approved and the funds will come from the sales tax.
There was also a budget amendment of $50K to be considered for the Solid Waste Department. Shelton said that Stacy Ledwell, the new director, had been talking to the State and on their surplus yards there are various pieces of equipment coming in with low hours. He is wanting the money to come out of the Solid Waste Capital fund. If a piece of equipment becomes available, he won’t have to wait for a work session to get it approved, all he would have to do is get the required signatures.
Two skid steers were approved for the Solid Waste Department. The lease payment for 24 months will be $1,254.43 for both. The funds will come from a reserve fund of the department for equipment.
Leasing two front loaders and 3 tractors for a total of $3,497.38 a month was approved.
Approved one bush hog for $3,507.40
Approved a Budget Amendment to reserve the amount of $39,898.50 for a half ton truck. It will come out of the Sales Tax.
The Mayor reported that the city made a down payment on a second storm shelter. He requested that there be an advisory committee to be formed to discuss the location of the shelter. The unit will be delivered August 1.
The Recycling Program is still being worked out. The warehouse has been cleaned out and they are developing a plan to make sure that this program will be done the right way.

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