Carbon Hill talks about repair needs

By ED HOWELL
Posted 3/15/19

CARBON HILL - The Carbon Hill City Council discussed problems with equipment that was in disrepair.Street Superintendent Alan May said a city garbage truck has been using a large amount of oil, and …

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Carbon Hill talks about repair needs

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CARBON HILL - The Carbon Hill City Council discussed problems with equipment that was in disrepair.

Street Superintendent Alan May said a city garbage truck has been using a large amount of oil, and now it appears it may have a broke ring. He said it would probably cost about $2,000 to have repaired. 

Also, "the backhoe, the brakes have quit on it," he said, noting he needs that to catch up with roads washed out due to the rains. No estimate is available for repairs, suspecting a leak somewhere. The council agreed to have it and the garbage truck repaired. 

As spring approaches, May noted he is going to need some hot mix to use once the backhoe is repaired. 

He also reminded the council about the need to make decisions on repair needs at the swimming pool. Mayor Mark Chambers said he has not talked to his brother, District 5 Councilman Jason Chambers about what he had discovered since the last council meeting. Jason Chambers and District 4 Councilman Chandler Gann did not attend Monday's meeting.

The mayor said he would have information at the March 25 meeting. May added the pump for the pressure washer for the pool is now in disrepair and can't spray.

"Do you have anything down there that works?" the mayor kidded him, getting laughs. "My truck and that's it," May joked. Then they seriously discussed some possible people who might help with some of the pool-related work. 

In other action on Monday night, the council: 

• Went into executive session to discuss the good name and character of an employee.

• Heard the city is still accepting applications for the Utility Board position now held by Bill Hurst. The city will accept applications through March 22 and vote at the March 25 meeting.

• Heard that the city is accepting applications for a swimming pool director and lifeguards through March 20. 

• Heard that an Easter egg hunt will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at the Blue Gym. Eggs are obtained but small candy to put inside the eggs is needed. Anyone wanting details may contact organizer Anita Wood. 

• Heard the community's spring clean up day will be on Saturday, April 27. City officials talked about possibly meeting at City Hall that morning, noting they met at 8 a.m. last time.