Hanceville Holds June 11 City Council Meeting


HANCEVILLE – A regular Hanceville City Council Meeting was held at City Hall, Thursday at 7 p.m.

The meeting began with roll call and approval of the minutes from the previous meeting held on May 28, 2015.

There were no additions or deletions to the night’s agenda.

The following reports were given:

  1. Hanceville Police Department – Police Chief Bob Long reported on the month of May. The department is currently finishing up the Ladies Firearms Class. The department has begun working on the upcoming Kids Night Out, and has applied for a grant from Walmart to sponsor it.
  2. Hanceville Fire Department – Brad Jones, EMS Officer, reported the department recently purchased two portable cameras at $50 each. The cameras have a $13,000 value and were purchased from a surplus store in Eva. These multi-purpose “Whale” cameras can be used in small crawl spaces during search and rescue operations. The department also began teaching a new 40-hour instructor class. Additionally, Jones reported the department received nearly 100 calls in the month of May. The department also received an $8,000 CCCDC grant for a Kik, a thermal imaging camera, which they will be purchasing soon. The camera can be used in search and rescue operations to find victims that might be trapped inside a smoke filled structure. The department also bought an air compressor for truck tire maintenance.
  3. Knapsacks for Kids – Mrs. Walls reported on the recent Hanceville Knapsacks for Kids meeting. They elected Sandy Waters as chairwoman. The organization is now looking for donations and volunteers as they prepare for the upcoming school year.

The following petitions, applications, complaints, appeals and communications were passed:

  1. A $500 request was presented by Councilmember Kim Brown for the Tree Commission to buy identification tags for the trees in C.W. Park and to purchase seedlings to plant in the park.

There was no report from the mayor, no comments from anyone not on the agenda, and no public hearings.

The following resolutions, ordinances, orders and other businesses were discussed:

  1. TAP Grant – Resolution to approve a base bid of $109,082 for sidewalk construction. The cost to Hanceville will be $25,000.
  2. Farm Animals Ordinance – Unresolved. A Public Hearing to gather the public’s comments concerning the Farm Animals Ordinance is set for the next Hanceville City Council meeting on June 25, 2015 at 6 p.m.
  3. Tree Commission – The $500 request was granted to The Tree Commission.

SEE ALSO: Hanceville Holds May City Council Meeting

Hanceville City Council Agenda – June 11, 2015 by cullmansense