Council OKs change to when it meets
by W. Brian Hale
Jan 26, 2011 | 2040 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DORA — The Dora City Council unanimously passed Ordinance 1 of 2011 at Tuesday night’s meeting.

The ordinance establishes the new bi-monthly meeting days as the first and third Tuesday of every month, with the meeting time of 7 p.m. remaining the same. The ordinance will go into effect at the next city council meeting on Feb. 1.

Mayor Chris Edwards said the change in the meeting days will allow the city to pay bills more efficiently. The previous meeting days were the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.

In other actions from the meeting:

•A motion to send Police Chief John Jackson to the police chief’s conference in Montgomery passed unanimously. The dates of the conference will be Jan. 31-Feb. 3. Attendance to the conference is part of Jackson’s executive training hours as mandated by the state.

•The city council voted unanimously to approve the city court report.

•A 13-minute executive session was passed unanimously to discuss candidates for the appointment of a new municipal judge. Upon return, a motion to appoint Joletta Barrentine to the position passed unanimously.

•Members of the Dora Ministerial Alliance addressed the city council to share their concerns and opposition to the legalization of alcohol sales in the city limits of Dora.