Council passes three ordinances at meeting

By LEA RIZZO, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 12/30/17

DORA — Council members at Thursday’s Dora City Council took action on three different ordinances, in the wake of the cancelled Dec. 14 council meeting.

Mayor Randy Stephens was absent from Thursday’s meeting and …

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Council passes three ordinances at meeting

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DORA — Council members at Thursday’s Dora City Council took action on three different ordinances, in the wake of the cancelled Dec. 14 council meeting.

Mayor Randy Stephens was absent from Thursday’s meeting and mayor pro tem Chris Edwards lead the meeting.

Of the approved ordinances, one related to the sale of the T.S. Boyd school building and the other two annexing property into city limits. Thursday’s meeting was the first reading for each of the three ordinances.

The first ordinance allowed the city to proceed with the bid process on the school and declares the school and property as surplus. Council member Arthur Lee Taylor abstained from voting.

The next two ordinances involved pieces of property located on Parr Parkway, which the council voted to annex into the city.

In other business, council members:

•approved a request from the fire department to purchase a bunker gear extractor and vertical closet dryer. Fire Chief David Box said they had received three bids and the cheapest bid was around $14,900, from Tuscaloosa Fire. The new gear is covered under a 2016 FEMA grant for $15,000 that the department received.

Box explained to the council that the bunker gear extractor was, essentially, a powerful washer and dryer that is used to clean turnout gear.

•voted to send Police Chief Jared Hall to a police chief conference, at a cost of $300. Hall explained that $100 is yearly dues for the chief’s association and $200 is for registration for the conference.

•voted to have a professional install a new slide at Dora Municipal Park. The council had previously approved purchasing the slide but, because it is different from the current slide model that was on the playground, a professional is needed to install the new slide, according to City Clerk Marcy Brown.

•Approved to renew the city’s alcohol contract with RDS.