Sylacauga's city administration

Sylacauga's new city administration was sworn in Nov. 7, 2016. City Judge Barry Vaughn administered the oath of office to Mayor Jim Heigl; District 1 council representative Ashton Fowler; District 2 representative Tiffany Nix; District 3 representative Donnie Blackmon; District 4 representative Lee Perryman; and District 5 representative Dallas Davenport.

SYLACAUGA – The City Council during its meeting Tuesday night at 6 will consider a request from Sylacauga City Schools on releasing funds from an ad valorem account for a number of projects.

The school district is seeking $420,000 from the 18.5 mil ad valorem account for the purpose of paying building insurance, technology infrastructure improvements, safety upgrades and other projects related to an insurance audit.

Prior to the council meeting, school Superintendent Dr. Todd Freeman will update the council on the various ad valorem projects the district is hoping to complete. Freeman will present the update in the council work session at 4:30 p.m.

The work session will be upstairs in the Municipal Complex in the conference room behind the mayor’s office and is open to the public.

Also during the regular meeting in the Faye Hosey Council Chambers, the council will consider a request from Blue Bell Creameries on an extension for permits purchased in 2015.

Interim Director of Code Enforcement Mike Whetstone is recommending the council approve the Blue Bell request for permits for an expansion at the plant.

In other proposed agenda items, the council:

  • Will consider authorization to seek bids on city building projects, if ready;

  • Will consider accepting a grant of $24,000 from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs Law Enforcement/Traffic Safety Division Byrne JAG program;

  • Will consider a request from the Planning Commission to authorize funding for a legal review of the subdivision regulations relative to bonds and assurance requirements;

  • Will consider accepting a contribution from the Sylacauga Utilities Board and city as an expenditure to the Sylacauga Arts Council for the Magic of Marble Festival; and

  • Will consider approving full- and part-time firefighter job descriptions.