Baileyton Town Council passes budget, readies for holidays

Andrew Cryer

BAILEYTON – The Baileyton Town Council held its first council meeting this week since the new council was sworn in last month. On the agenda were the 2016-2017 budget for the town and discussion of the upcoming Christmas celebration.

In old business, the council discussed the lighting situation at the storm shelter located at 112 Fairview Road. During the most recent storm, a woman fell due to inadequate lighting in the shelter. According to Mayor Johnny Dyar, the town needs to buy a trailer pole and LED lights. The council passed a motion to install and repair the lighting at the storm shelter.

In new business, the council approved the 2016-2017 budget.

Budget items include:

  • $11,500- Baileyton Volunteer Fire Department for new suits
  • $300- For each teacher at Parkside School for supplies
  • $3,600- Baileyton Parks & Recreation Department
  • $500- Backpack for Kids program, run by Baileyton Methodist Church
  • $1,500- Cullman County Sherriff’s office for needy children
  • $2,500- Senior Center expenses

The purchase of new lighting in the park once an estimate has been provided was also approved.    

The council also paid all unpaid bills and approved the purchase of a used tractor in the budgeted amount of $55,000.

The town’s Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 5-7 p.m. at the Baileyton Senior Center located at 195 Fire Station Road. Free pictures with Santa Claus will be provided as well as free food and drinks. Gifts for children and fruit bags will be given out to an expected crowd of 250.

The Baileyton Town Council meets on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.


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