HANCEVILLE, Ala.- The Aug. 25, 2020 Municipal Election is Tuesday, and these are the last of The Tribune’s Q&A sessions between candidates.
In Hanceville, voters will be choosing new council members. Councilman Jimmie Nuss is being challenged by Joyce Barnett for place 1.
Editor’s note: Multiple attempts were made to contact Barnett, but no response was received. As such, Nuss’ answers are presented alone.
Why did you choose to run in the 2020 race?
Nuss: “I have always been citizenship-minded and cared for my community as a Boy Scout leader, firefighter and rapid responder. I had served on the council back in the 90s. I just thought since I had recently retired and had more time to spend on it, I thought I would run one more time and see what I could do for Hanceville.”
What would you like to do for the City of Hanceville in the next four years if re-elected?
Nuss: “We have several projects started right now and I would like to finish them up, and we’ve got some more in mind that I would like to see finished and make Hanceville a little more attractive and prosper.”
Are there any specific projects you would like to work on if re-elected?
Nuss: “We are waiting on the architect for some new drawings for our new senior center and I would like to see that get finished out. We have a road project on Commercial Street. I’d like to get that finished out. There will be a couple of other small projects I would like to see done. I would like to see an American flag display at our Veterans Park. We haven’t decided how we want to do it yet about putting flags around the pond and beautifying it a bit for Veterans Day and July 4th and so forth.
I’d like to put up more of the old fashioned type light posts in Hanceville up to the school through our historic district. Another good project would be enhancing the children’s playground area at Veterans Park.”
Why do you think the people of Hanceville should vote for you?
Nuss: “I’ve lived here all my life and I know a lot of people but since the 90s and all, there’s been a big turnaround in people that really don’t know me. I would hope they would get out and vote for me because the ones who do know me know how much I love Hanceville and we’d like to make it prosper again. We have spent a lot of time in Montgomery trying to get some grants and stuff. You know, the squeaky wheel gets the grease, and we’ve done a lot of squeaking down there. We’ve gotten several grants this year and we’d like to continue that if we can.”
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