Police receive 25k grant for technology
by W. Brian Hale
Jul 02, 2010 | 1511 views | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend | print
CARBON HILL — Carbon Hill Mayor Chris Hart said the city has been awarded $25,000 to upgrade the computer systems in six of the city’s police cars.

Hart made the announcement at Thursday night’s meeting of the Carbon Hill City Council. He said he recently received a letter from Gov. Bob Riley informing him about the grant.

“We’re ecstatic about it,” Hart said. “It will really help our police officers in serving our citizens better.”

In other actions from the meeting:

• The City Council passed a motion to reject all the current bids offered by contractors for the Carbon Hill Public Pool Rehabilitation Project. Hart announced a workshop will be held Thursday, July 8, to discuss further bids for the project.

• Hart announced there will be meetings held every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Carbon Hill Presbyterian Church to organize “Hill Fest 2010” until September.

• The City Council voted unanimously to begin taking bids for the contract to lay either asphalt or concrete for the city’s new basketball court. Bids will be opened and voted upon during the City Council’s August meeting.

• A motion was passed to purchase a new intercom system for use by the city at the cost of $1976.96. The system will include eight wireless microphones, a 200 watt amplifier, and two 12-inch speakers.

• Council member Jack Hinds made a request to rescind a previous motion made to send one of the city’s police officers to a firearms training school, which the Council granted unanimously.