Colony to repair Educational Complex roof; free potatoes this Saturday

The Colony Town Council, minus two members, is seen Tuesday night, Jan. 28, 2020. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune)

COLONY, Ala. – The Colony Town Council on Tuesday evening received an estimate on long-needed repairs to the town’s Educational Complex roof, but could not sign the contract due to lack of a quorum. Councilman Melvin Hammond, who had been hospitalized, was released earlier in the day but was not ready to return to work. Councilman Curtis Johnson has now missed two consecutive meetings without a known reason. 

The council received an estimate from Tim Nash of TSN Construction and Lawn Care for more than 800 square feet of roof in need of repair, with $5,645 in materials and $1,755 in labor, for a total of $7,400.  Council members hope to be able to sign the contract as soon as possible.

Free potatoes!

During its work session, the council heard from the North Alabama Agriplex’s Sonya Nail about plans for Colony’s community garden, including low-cost sources for a variety of seedlings to transplant. Nail also announced that the town will receive more than 100 pounds of Irish potatoes this Saturday morning at a distribution in Gardendale. The potatoes will be picked up and brought to Colony, and will be available at the Educational Complex Saturday afternoon.

The Colony Town Council meets the second and fourth Tuesday evenings of each month at Colony Town Hall, with work session at 5 p.m. and meeting following immediately after. The public is invited to attend.

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W.C. Mann