Council raises line of credit by $50,000
by Daniel Gaddy
Nov 11, 2012 | 1570 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CARBON HILL — The Carbon Hill City Council on Thursday voted to raise a line of credit by $50,000 to $125,000.

“Right now our finances are in pretty bad shape, and what this will do is get us carried over until we get money on our property taxes and fire money and all that to get us on through during the slow months,” said Mayor James “Pee Wee” Richardson.

The line of credit is provided to the city by the First National Bank of Hamilton’s Carbon Hill branch.

Council members William Wright, Terry Mason and Ken Blankensopp voted for the measure, while council member Chris Pschirer voted no.

In other business, the council:

•Held an executive session to discuss an employee matter concerning good name and character. The council returned and voted to terminate police dispatcher Misty Harrison.

Harrison was involved with an altercation with Carbon Hill Police officers outside of the council’s chambers during Monday’s meeting. During that meeting, Carbon Hill Police Chief Heath Allred was replaced by Cordova Police Chief Kenneth Bobo.

When asked for a comment, Harrison said her attorney will make a statement.

•Tabled a request by City Clerk Kim Sides to hire a new assistant city clerk to replace Denise Clements, who resigned Monday.

Wright and Blankensopp voted for the measure, while Mason and Pschirer voted no. Richardson abstained and said the council will address the matter at its next meeting.

•Agreed to hold its next meeting at 6 p.m. on Dec. 13 at the Carbon Hill Community Center. At the meeting, the council will appoint a resident to fill the District 6 seat left vacant by council member James Johnson. Richardson said anyone interested in the office is encouraged to apply at city hall.

•Announced that the city’s Christmas Parade will be held on Dec. 8. Lineup will begin at 5 p.m. at the community center, and the parade will start at 6 p.m. There will also be a Christmas celebration held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the community center.