Ordinance annexing property into city passes
by W. Brian Hale
Feb 18, 2011 | 2296 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CARBON HILL — The Carbon Hill City Council voted unanimously to pass an ordinance annexing property into the city limits at Thursday night’s meeting.

The ordinance was petitioned to the city by the property’s owner, Fossil Group L.L.C., and is located near the site of the old Carbon Hill Junior High School.

In other actions from the meeting:

•Mayor Chris Hart discussed the purchase of two new police cars with the council to replace the police department’s inactive cruisers. Hart said he will seek out bid specifications on potential units and submit them at the March 3 city council meeting.

•A received bid for the purchase of the city’s inactive cruisers placed for sale at the Jan. 6 city council meeting was rejected unanimously.

•Hart reported that the Carbon Hill Coal Mining Monument had received two donations from coal mining companies, totaling $20,000. A motion passed unanimously to open up the Coal Miner’s Monument account for the funds collected thus far, with the signatures of the mayor, city clerk and mayor pro-tem on the account.

Hart also praised the sale of the brick pavers that have been purchased to help fund the monument and encouraged anyone wishing to purchase pavers to do so at city hall or call 924-9961 for more information.

•A resolution to send city judge Deborah Capps to a mandatory Spring Municipal Law Conference in Birmingham on March 25 at a cost of $150 passed unanimously.

•The city council voted unanimously to allow the county to lay tar and gravel on Northeast 2nd Street for road improvement.

•Hart reported the concrete has been poured at the Carbon Hill splash pad and the facility is on schedule for its expected completion.

•Hart stated that new revenue will come to the city in the form of a coal service tax owed from coal companies operating within the Carbon Hill jurisdiction that have not being paying the tax.

Council members Carol Ann Hackney, Willie Clayton and Scott Wright were absent from the meeting.