Colony Council visited by First Source for Women, finalizes plans for upcoming special events

W.C. Mann

Mayor Donnis Leeth and FSW Director Catherine Bethell


COLONY – The Colony Town Council held its regular meeting Tuesday evening, with Mayor Donnis Leeth and council members Margaret Jamelle Dimbo, Curtis Johnson and Myra Twitty present.  Members Julian Fields and Tammy Malcom were absent.

Before it got down to official business, the council received visitors from First Source for Women (FSW), a nonprofit pro-life pregnancy support agency based in Hanceville.  The organization's Executive Director, Catherine Bethell, explained the services offered by FSW, and introduced an upcoming mobile unit program intended to take its services to outlying communities; after the meeting, she showed an introductory video about the group.  According the Bethell, they will be visiting as many town councils as possible in coming weeks, to introduce themselves and their services.  (Look for an upcoming story from The Tribune.)

As the council got down to its regular business, Dimbo reported for the Finance Committee that the budget is still in progress, as is the policy manual.  Johnson reported for the Parks and Recreation Committee that some plumbing supplies for the Community Center and Educational Complex had been ordered, while he was still working with Lowe’s to determine pricing for the remaining needed supplies.  No other committee reports were brought.

Repair needs were noted in two town facilities: motions were passed to replace doors on the town hall and town hall maintenance shop.

Leeth reminded the council and guests about Colony’s upcoming severe weather preparedness class to be held at the Colony Community Center on Mar. 2.  This event, sponsored by the Cullman County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), will offer storm spotter training led by the Huntsville office of the National Weather Service.  A motion was passed to allot $150 to purchase refreshments and door prizes for the event.

Leeth also addressed the town's Black History Month celebration coming up on Friday, Feb. 24.  He noted that some of the needed supplies had been recently purchased.  Ethel Alexander, the community’s Black History chairperson, was present to receive a photograph of the mayor's great grandmother (a noted area midwife in the late 1800s), as well as banner signs to be used for advertising the event on area roads.

The Colony Town Council meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. at Colony Town Hall.  The public is invited to attend.


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