Childersburg City Council

Childersburg’s city administration includes (from left) council member Michael McLain, Ward E; council member Angie Twymon, Ward C; council member Brandon Robinson, Ward A; council member Glenn Stubblefield, Ward D; council member Bill Moody, Ward B; and Mayor Ken “Yank” Wesson.

CHILDERSBURG -- An automotive supplier will soon be calling Childersburg home.

Material Systems Inc, an automotive supplier from Bessemer, has completed the purchase of the former Marathon Building on Hollywood Boulevard and will relocate to Childersburg. Mayor Ken Wesson made the announcement during the Town Hall portion of the City Council meeting Tuesday night.

Material Systems will employ 36 people, and many of its current employees will be relocating with the company to the city. The company will begin work on the building before the end of the year and hopes to begin operation by the end of March.

Also Tuesday, the council:

  • Approved rescheduling the Jan. 1 council meeting to Jan. 3;

  • Approved advertising with Childersburg Tiger baseball and Childersburg High School Lady Tiger softball at a cost of $250 per team, paid from Local Redevelopment Authority funds;

  • Approved the purchase of a computer for the Senior Center at a cost of $1,390, and approved LED lighting conversion at the Senior Center at a cost of $6,025;

  • Approved having Etheridge Electric complete LED projects at the Industrial Park and multiple locations at the Street Department at a cost of $7,400;

  • Approved the hiring of Alexander Trott on a part-time, temporary, as-needed basis as an EMT basic and driver at a pay rate of 10.62 per hour; and

  • Approved an invoice payment in the amount of $128,996.36.

-- Tom Roberts is president and CEO of the Greater Coosa Valley Chamber of Commerce.