During the recent Scottsboro City Council meeting, Mayor Robin Shelton spoke to the council regarding the surplus of lighting that was removed from Veteran’s Field.

Shelton explained that it was believed the lighting could be used. However, after researching they found that parts are not available for the lighting. Shelton requested that the lighting be deemed surplus.
Council members discussed the LED Light Conversion project proposal. Some lights at the police department have already been installed. Chief Ralph Dawe stated that there has been a significant impact on the visual comparison from the lighting. The proposal comes at a cost of approximately $88,000 with a savings of $84,000 over a year according to Shelton. Council president Tony Wallingsford proposed doing one project, such as the police department and comparing the savings prior to doing the whole project.
Council members heard from a local Girl Scout Troop regarding a project request. The group requested that empty jars be placed in local businesses. The funds received in the jars would be used to purchase dog friendly equipment for the Scottsboro Dog Park.
Eddie Teague with the Scottsboro- Jackson County Rescue Squad addressed the council regarding the National Guard Armory building. Teague renewed the Rescue Squad’s request for the use of the building since the City of Scottsboro now holds the deed for the building.
Council members heard from Christy Shankles, representing the  Collins Drama Club. Shankles explained that a group of teachers were looking at a way to help the fifth and sixth grade students, what is thought to be a critical age. Shankles stated that they did research to find out what other communities were doing to target this age group. One of those things has been theater. The Drama Club will be performing August 19 - 22. Showtimes for the public will be August 19 at 6 p.m. and August 20 at 2 p.m. The following days will be school performance days where other schools will come enjoy the show. Tickets are being sold for $10 at Collins. Shankles stated the cost of production is $10,904 and requested a tourism grant in the amount of $2,500 to assist with the costs.

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