This was the second time Clay has brought the measure to the council, after the matter died on the table without a second just over a month ago. This time the measure passed 4-2, with Hezekiah Walker, Nick Isbell, Kristie Tuggle and Donnie Burns voting in favor. Betty Sanders and Gary Thomas voted against issuing the license. Clyde Nix did not attend the meeting.
In other business, the council:
•Unanimously approved the establishment of a new bank account for the 2011 Alabama Trust Fund money that the city will receive. One of the stipulations of the funds is that they must be put into a separate account and not comingled with other city funds.
•Approved a resolution to give Mayor Chris Edwards the authority to sign an agreement with PERC Engineering to begin the sidewalk project scheduled to be built along Horse Creek Boulevard.
•Established an account with Wright Express for fuel cards for the city vehicles. According to city clerk Cindy Vines, this will give the city a better idea of the vehicles’ usage, mileage and maintenance.
•Voted to close the city’s Chevron gas account once the Wright Express account is opened. Several council members emphasized that the city would still be patronizing the Chevron location in Dora, which takes the Wright Express card, as does Jet Pep, Dora’s other gas station.
•Created an account at alacourt.com, at the request of the city magistrate. The account will cost $150 to set up and $104 a month after that. The money will come from the court fund.
•Approved sending Vines to the Alabama Association of Municipal Clerks and Administrators Conference in Florence in June.
They also voted to send Police Chief John Duchock to the Alabama Association of Chiefs of Police in Orange Beach in July.