Kevin Koss was sworn in as new Police Chief during the Childersburg City Council meeting on Tuesday, November 15, 2022

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The Childersburg City Council met on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. with the following agenda items for action:

The Council approved Kevin Koss as the Permanent Police Chief for the City of Childersburg, with a brief swearing-in ceremony following the vote.

Approval was given to Resolution 2022-59, which approved the establishment of an additional bank account at Renasant Bank for the purpose of certificate deposit investment.

The Council approved Resolution 2022-60, which approved Richardson Construction to perform storm drain repairs to 4th Avenue NE in Bates Addition in the amount of $17,431 from Fund 75 ARP.

Approval was granted to purchase four transportation surplus vehicles from the Morgan County Commission at a cost not to exceed $15,000 total.

The council approved the purchase of lighting for a softball batting cage facility in the amount of $5,290. They also approved Littleton Electric to install that lighting system at a cost of $3,966.

The City’s liability insurance with Legacy Insurance/AMIC for FY 2023 was approved at an annual premium of $226,664.

Also gaining approval was an agreement with Blair Commercial Roofing to perform sealing of the existing roof system at 705 1st Street SW, not to exceed a cost of $7,000.

The Council approved an emergency bathroom repair at the Butler-Harris-Rainwater House by Simmons Home Improvement at a cost not to exceed $6,500.

Council approval was given for payment of invoices in the amount of $216,717.73.

The next regular meeting of the Council will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.

Childersburg City Council meeting for November 1, 2022

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The Childersburg City Council met on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. with a full agenda of items for action. Prior to the meeting, a public hearing was held concerning a pair of items from the Planning Commission that were subsequently handled as part of the amended agenda.

The Council approved a pair of Ordinances, relating to that public hearing. In passing Ordinance 1125, a 31.48 acre tract on highway 280 near CACC was annexed into the City and zoned Residential High Density (R-5). Ordinance 1126 amends Ordinance 1022, rezoning a pair of properties on 9th Avenue NW from R-3 to B2.

The Council agenda included five resolutions, the first of which, Resolution 2022-54, approved an agreement between the Childersburg Fire Department and Alabama Fire College for the department to be designated as an off-campus training location.

Resolution 2022-55 was approved, authorizing the latest traffic signal agreement between the City of Childersburg & the Alabama Department of Transportation..

The Council approved Resolution 2022-56 to make application for an ADECA grant for the Police Department for equipment with no match required.

Resolution 2022-57 approves construction of an ADA-compliant restroom facility at the Kymulga Grist Mill in the amount of $24,465 by Simmons Home Improvement.

The council approved Resolution 2022-58 to establish a an account with Coosa Pines Federal Credit Union for the purpose of certificate of deposit investment.

A pair of items were approved for the Police Department to purchase four computer cradles for police units at a cost of $1,380. They also approved the annual LESO membership fee of $500 for equipment acquisition.

Also gaining approval was an advertisement with the CHS Tip-Off Club in the amount of $300.

Council approval was given for payment of invoices in the amount of $73,567.05.

Of special not during the meeting was an announcement that a world-renowned intubation expert has reached out to the Childersburg Fire Department. Dr. James Decanto wants to use media from the department’s video laryngoscopes to show advanced techniques on an adult female who had suffered a heart attack, as well as media from clearing an airway on a choking infant and inserting a breathing tube.

Dr. Decanto also wants to use the adult video in a presentation to the FDA for approval of one of the techniques used in resuscitation, along with other teaching moments nationwide.

The next regular meeting of the Council will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.

October 18, 2022 Childersburg City Council meeting

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The Childersburg City Council met on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. with the following agenda of items for action:

The Council agenda included five resolutions, the first of which, Resolution 2022-19, approved the FY 2023 City Operating Budget. The $5.281-million spending leaves a surplus of $17,173 from the projected revenues. It includes a wage increase package, totalling $147,823. The City will also pick up an additional 5-percent of employee medical insurance premiums. There will also be a one-time longevity bonus for every City employee, based on the number of years worked.

The Mayor also made an official announcement that Tractor Supply is renovating the former Winn Dixie building for one of the largest locations for the retail chain. He added that several other projects relating to the same shopping center are in the works, along with a major housing development, “The future looks bright for Childersburg.”

Approval was also given to Resolution 2022-50, which approves the purchase of eleven (11) ballistic police vests from Safe Line Defense, not to exceed $8,000, paid from the ARP Fund #75.

The Council approved Resolutions 2022-51 through 2022-53 which all approve Richardson Construction to make Storm Water system repairs on 16th Avenue NW ($27,075), and a pair on Rocky Ridge Road ($17,087 & $24,535), all paid from ARP Fund #75.

The Mayor noted the congestion of traffic along Highway 280 through the City, due to ongoing construction from the state highway department, “Please, remain patient and cautious. It will so much safer with better traffic flow in the end. Just be patient a little longer, please.

Council approval was given for payment of invoices in the amount of $160,314.76.

The next regular meeting of the Council will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 1, 2022.

Childersburg City Council meeting for Tuesday, October 4, 2022

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The Childersburg City Council met on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. with the following agenda of items for action:

The Council agenda included four resolutions, three of them concerning work by Richardson Construction at the new Mountain Bike Trail. Resolution 2022-45 approves completion of road access to the trail at a cost of $49,900 (paid through Grant RT-54-03. Resolution 2022-46 approves installation of a pavilion at the trail at a cost of $14,229.64, also paid through the same grant. Resolution 2022-48 approves Richardson to clear from the bike trail parking area to the roadway access in the amount of $7,170.

Approval was also given to Resolution 2022-47, which approves the purchase of medical emergency supplies from Bound Tree in the amount of $746.42, paid from the ARP fund.

The Council approved repair to a pair of Police Department vehicles. The cost to repair a Dodge Charger will be $1,755. The cost to repair a 2007 Chevy Tahoe assigned to Investigations by Tim’s Automotive costs $1,8 10.55.

Council approval was given for payment of invoices in the amount of $247,897.69.

The next regular meeting of the Council will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.