Council presented with designs for city flag
by Rachel Davis
May 16, 2012 | 1517 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Sumiton Elementary students presented their top-rated flag designs for a city flag to the city council on Tuesday. A winner for the contest will be announced Tuesday at the school’s annual awards day. - Photo by: Rachel Davis
Sumiton Elementary students presented their top-rated flag designs for a city flag to the city council on Tuesday. A winner for the contest will be announced Tuesday at the school’s annual awards day. - Photo by: Rachel Davis
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SUMITON — Students from Sumiton Elementary and Middle School presented the Sumiton City Council with their designs for a city flag. The students had been working on their designs that will be used to represent the city at a ceremony in Birmingham on June 22 for Honoring Alabama Wounded Warriors, Disabled Veterans and the Families of Fallen Service Members. The winner of the competition will be presented next Tuesday at Sumiton’s Awards Day ceremony.

The top six designs were presented by Ashley Weldon, Landon Cooper, Bailee Dumis, Haley Phillips, Desirae Goodwin and Austin Glover.

In other business:

•The council voted to participate in the workers’ compensation program, obey all safety rules and pay the insurance premium for the workers’ comp policy.

•The council decided to hold an open community meeting regarding the alcohol ordinance at the next regular council meeting.

That meeting is scheduled for June 5, at 9 a.m. This will be the final discussion of the measure, the council plans to vote and adopt the ordinance at the second council meeting of June.

•The council voted to annex a piece of property that crosses over the line into Jefferson County. Mayor Petey Ellis told the council that the property owner had met all the requirements for annexation.

Fire Chief David Waid asked the council to provide an updated map of the city’s boundaries to assist his department and clear up confusion with the Bagley Fire Department. Property outside Sumiton’s jurisdiction would fall to the Bagley Fire Department and would be subject to their fire dues.

•The mayor introduced an ordinance that would allow the city to participate in the state-wide tax-free weekend for storm repair supplies and storm-readiness equipment.