Council recognizes groups in city

By LEA RIZZO, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 9/23/16

CARBON HILL — The Carbon Hill City Council recognized several different groups for their contributions to the city during Thursday's council meeting.

Certificates were presented to the American Legion Walter Myers Post 101 and American Legion …

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Council recognizes groups in city

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CARBON HILL — The Carbon Hill City Council recognized several different groups for their contributions to the city during Thursday's council meeting.

Certificates were presented to the American Legion Walter Myers Post 101 and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 101. The Walter Myers Post 101 was recognized for its flag street display at Hillfest 2016 and other events while the Ladies Auxiliary were recognized for their volunteer efforts in the city.

Post 101 does “a lot of work putting out these flags at all these events every year,” Chambers said. “I don’t know how many people I’ve had tell me what a beautiful town we have with those flags out.”

Post Commander Pete Stewart said, "We appreciate this very much. [The flag display] helps show the patriotism we have for our country and helps beautify the city."

He also encouraged others to show their patriotism for the country.

Stewart invited any interested veterans to join the American Legion, which meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.

The Industrial Board was also recognized for their efforts in planning and making Hillfest 2016 a success. Hillfest chairperson Anita Wood was given a special commendation for work.

All the vendors “showed up, the music was good,” Wood said. “I appreciate everybody that helped. ... It turned out really good.”

While Hillfest raised over $6,000, Wood explained that that money was not profit but will be used to pay bills.

In other business, council members:

•went into executive session to discuss an event that happened at Hillfest

•voted to pay $300 to join the Main Street program.

Chambers said the cost is $300 per year and the city will be reimbured $150 by the Walker County Commission. He explained that the city would get an onsite introduction and presentation to the Main Street Program, up to five hours of follow-up consultation and opportunities for the city to attend training at a reduced cost, among other things.

“You’re just about guaranteed to get more back than you put in it,” Chambers said.

•approved the purchase of 25 Christmas light ornaments

•approved a motion to restripe the police vehicles

•heard from Carl Johnson with the American Legion about the group’s flag sale fundraiser.

Anyone interested in purchasing a flag can call Johnson at 205-435-5057.