Baileyton Town Council approves community rentals of the senior center

Town Clerk Nikki Fry, Mayor Windell Calloway, Roy Shedd and Dewayne Sumner at Monday evening’s meeting (Sara Gladney for The Cullman Tribune)

BAILEYTON, Ala. –It was brought to the attention of the Baileyton Town Council Monday evening that the playground equipment for the park which was meant to arrive at the end of December has yet to be delivered. The manufacturer of the equipment told councilmember Dewayne Sumner in an email that they were having supply chain issues, and the equipment should arrive by the first week of February.

The council decided not to approve the Charter service provider franchise agreement. The council discussed the possibility of being stuck in an agreement with Charter and an inability to switch to a different provider with a better deal.

Greg Griffin made the motion to move ahead with the purchase of a 50×76” digital sign from LED Best Signs Distributors for the amount of $13,000.

The mayor remarked that Sprout finished setting up their equipment, so that the park has Wi-Fi available for public use.

A new culvert was installed on Summit Road. The old one was a steel culvert that had rusted out.

The seal coating on the town hall parking lot was completed right before Christmas. The mayor left the option of striping up to the council who decided to put it off to save the funds.

The council set up a generator maintenance plan for the generators in the storm shelters. The grant to purchase the generators stated that the generators must be maintained. Cullman Jefferson Gas will service the generators once a year and check them at another time during the year. The cost will be $975 a year for the three generators.

The senior center will be made available for rent by the community. Sumner stated, “The building is not being utilized the way it should be for what we have invested in it. I think we need to look at all avenues to try to take care of the citizens in our community.” There will be a deposit of $300 for all rentals for the protection of building, and $100 for cleaning.

In other business:

The mayor proposed hosting a “Thank You” meal for the firefighters, deputies and the inmates who put up the Christmas lights around the town, and the council approved.

The council decided to retain Ryan Chambers as the Baileyton Park director.

The council will begin holding youth baseball, softball and T-ball sign ups next week, Monday through Saturday. The fee is $55 per child. Forms can be picked up at the Town Hall.

The mayor thanked Zachary McGee and the Baileyton Fire department for their Christmas Drive thru, with a thanks also to Becky Guthrie for coordinating set up and decorations, Phillip and Diane Whitehead for grilling and food prep, the Council and everyone who helped with the event. 

Baileyton’s Bargain Days resume on Saturday, January 15 from  8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Baileyton Fire Station at 600 Fire Station Rd. The mayor also took a moment to thank all the Bargain Days helpers.

The next council meeting will be held February 7 at 7:00 p.m. at the Baileyton Town Hall.

Baileyton Town Council meets on the first Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Baileyton Town Hall. The public is invited to attend.

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