City employees recognized

Employees for the City of Scottsboro were recognized for their years of service at the last City Council meeting held on Monday, June 27, 2022. Congratulations to all of you on your dedicated years of service to the City of Scottsboro. A public hearing was also held concerning the rezoning of 6326 Alabama Highway 79 for a Mr. David Mitchell. At an earlier meeting, Mitchell stated that as the property is currently zoned, it does not allow for him to add anything to the attached residential acreage. Mitchell was present at the hearing, and with no oppositions present, Council will be voting on this item during the meeting that will be held on Monday, July 25th.

Council members also motioned and approved several items as follows:
• Resolution 2022-06-15: Approve one-time longevity bonus to retirees. These funds will come out of excess sales tax at the amount of $72,586 and will hopefully address the rising prices from inflation. Council members approved this item in hopes it will make things a little easier for their retirees.
• Resolution 2022-06-16: Award HVAC bid for library. This resolution will allow the HVAC unit in the library to be replaced. Funds in the amount of $18,997.31 will also be coming out of excess sales tax.
• Budget amendment and agreement for Roseberry Creek maintenance. Currently the City trades out spraying maintenance with the Water, Sewer and Gas Board. Scottsboro City is agreeing to pay the full amount of $5,400 out of excess sales tax, with Water, Sewer and Gas Board paying their share of the expense as well.
• Budget amendment for ALDOT invoice for traffic signal maintenance at the Shops of Scottsboro. This budget amendment comes in at $939.17 out of excess sales tax to cover an invoice where ALDOT reviewed the city’s plans for the traffic signal. Since the signal is on the state right of way, ALDOT is required to review the plans.
• Budget amendment for gateway signs. The amount of $1,000 will come out of excess sales tax to cover the cost of the equipment it will take to install the signs. With one Welcome to Scottsboro already installed, there will be three more going in.
• Approval of AVENU contract. Currently the City employs AVENU to collect on all city sales tax. AVENU is also responsible for the city’s audits. This was a renewal of their contract.
• ASABFA Fishing Tournament agreement and allocation. These funds will come from the Tourism Grant Fund in the amount of $6,000. The City will also be responsible for six hotel rooms during the tournament in April of next year.
• Job description changes for the Recreation Department. This will allow two positions, the seasonal lifeguard and seasonal office worker, to be able to work more hours each week.

Qualifying for the 2022 Scottsboro Municipal Election also ended on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. As of the date of press for this issue, those who qualified are: City Council Place 3 | Mike Ashburn; Place 4 | Richard Pudge Bailey; Place 5 | Gary Stewart, Donna Fredrick. Scottsboro City School Board Place 2 | Cheyenne Bennett, Patricia Cobb Stewart; Place 3 | Jason Allen Williams.
The 2022 Scottsboro Municipal Election will take place on Tuesday, August 23rd. Now is the time to check where you are registered to vote and plan accordingly with work schedule, transportation, etc. A valid/current form of government-issued identification is required to vote in the state of Alabama.

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