The Scottsboro City Council voted on several resolutions at their last meeting on June 10, 2019.


A documentary will be filmed in Scottsboro. City Attorney Stephen Kennamer presented the information to Council on the temporary street closures to accommodate the possibility of a chase scene and the possibility of a controlled burn on private property. Kennamer stated, “This resolution would authorize and direct the mayor and police chief to permit temporary closing for short periods of time on city streets and the filming of the chase scene. It authorizes the mayor and the fire chief to permit the controlled burn on the structure on private property.” The film studio, Sidestilt, must present insurance to the mayor, resolve to execute clean-up, accurately quote where and when of street closures and length of time needed, provide sufficient security and traffic control. In addition to these requirements, the artists in the studio must hold the city and its occupants harmless of any and all actions involved in the filming operation within city limits. The studio does have a state permit and state insurance. The Council will look over the ordinance as soon as Kennamer has it drawn up. Looking ahead, Kennamer stated, “In order for us to potentially draft an ordinance to address these kinds of things in the future, we need to contact the film commission and get a sample of contract.” This motion to approve temporary street closures was approved. Scottsboro Police Chief Ralph Dawe will be notifying the film studio that the resolution for street closures and controlled burn on private property has passed.
The tourism grant for the Bassmasters Elite Tournament coming to Scottsboro on June 21-24 was first presented to the council last week by Scottsboro Events and Marketing Coordinator Meg Nippers. The resolution was approved by council. Scottsboro will be paying out $15,000 worth of deliverables to hold up their end of the contract with B.A.S.S. as a host city. 
After considering, the Council approved a water truck bid for the Solid Waste Department at the landfill. The winning bid was awarded to United Rentals as the lowest possible bid that met the specifications of the bid review committee with a bid of $46,250. These funds will be coming out of the Sanitation Equipment Escrow capital account. The repairs for the rental house owned by the Solid Waste Department were also approved. The $35,000 miscellaneous repairs will include a new vinyl exterior on the house, new windows and a new roof. 
On June 6th, the Council voted to consider a resolution for a new mower bid for the Street Department. The winning bid went to Premier Powersports of North Alabama as the lowest possible bid, that met the specifications of the bid review committee, coming in with a bid of $14,025.
The following vacancies were announced, and anyone interested in the following positions should apply in writing to the Scottsboro City Clerk’s office by 4:30 p.m., June 21, 2019:
•Two four-year term vacancies on the Commercial Development Board. 
•One six-year term on the Goose Pond Board.
•One vacancy on the Downtown Redevelopment Board, that will expire in October 2022.
•Two vacancies on the Museum Commission, that will expire October 2021.
During reports, Council member Richard Bailey stated the recycling program is being worked on diligently and thanked Stacy Ledwell for all his hard work. Mayor Shelton confirmed by stating he and Ledwell recently went to Huntsville to meet with Solid Waste Disposal Authority of the City of Huntsville (SWDAHSV) to discuss their landfill procedures and reported SWDAHSV officials will be visiting the Scottsboro landfill, as well. Huntsville's recycling program has also been temporarily suspended while undergoing improvements to allow it to become a recycling alliance, offering curbside recycling pick-up once a month. 
Council member Greg Mashburn congratulated the BassCats on winning third in State, recognizing the team members, parents and coaches. Council President Patrick Stewart recognized the organizers of the Heritage Center fundraising brochures and commended them on a job well executed. Council member Mike Ashburn stated he checked in to overtime/pay concerns over taking July 5th as a holiday for city employees, and he reported that employees in emergency services will generally take the extra day at their convenience with the hours not counting as overtime. This topic was moved to next week for discussion.

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