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December 26, 2014

Council to hold work session on CenturyLink building contract

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Posted: Monday, June 23, 2014 11:05 pm

The Pell City Council will hold a work session Wednesday to discuss the final sales contract for the CenturyLink building, Council President James McGowan announced Monday night.

“We’ve seem to have cleared all the hurdles,” said City Manager Patrick Draper.

The meeting is set for 5 p.m. in the council chamber at City Hall. The public is invited and encouraged to attend the meeting.

The Council plans to move the public library into the former CenturyLink office building, once the city buys the facility.

City officials have eyed the 20-plus-year-old building for more than three years. The previous council rejected the purchase, saying at the time that the city could not afford to buy it.

In other matters Monday night, the council:

• Approved a resolution to allow the installation of a cell phone tower at 507 Martin Street North.

• Approved an on-premise retail liquor license for Mark Weaver for Chilly Willy’s Grill & Bar at 4300 Martin Street South. 

• Approved a letter of agreement with Bradley Arant, Boult & Cummings, and Raymond James for the potential refinancing of a 2006 bond issue. 

• Approved a contract with Lambert Record Center to dispose of old municipal records at an estimated cost of $3,500.

• Approved a one-time lump sum payment for city retirees. It is estimated to cost the city $23,566. 

• Accepted the low bid of $8,973 from Comfort Experts to replace the heat pump at the Boys & Girls Club building. 

• Approved an emergency resolution so the City Manager can get three quotes and get a new heating and air unit install at the Animal Shelter of Pell City facility. One of the 10-ton units quit working at the shelter. Draper said he doesn’t think the new unit will cost more than $15,000. “Hopefully, $15,000 is on the high end,” he said.

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