Hanceville to remove Home Economics/AG and Welding buildings from high school

(Amy Leonard for The Cullman Tribune)

HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Hanceville City Council met for their regular meeting on Thursday night at City Hall with all members present.

Mayor Kenneth Nail provided an update on the work the city is doing at Hanceville High School which includes removing the home EC/AG building and the Welding building. The city is toying with a plan to reuse the 40’ x 60’ prefabricated welding building.

Council and audience members reminisced about classes they attended in the buildings during their school years, namely the home economics classes taught by Mitzi Smallwood.

“We thought about taking that building and putting it up down at Chamblee Mill. What we thought about doing is moving Public Works down to that building so we can clean up this mess downtown,” Nail said.

In other business:

  • The council approved a $12,500 loan to the Hanceville Industrial Development Board and signing as the guarantor for a $250,000 loan for the ID board. Upon the lease or sale of the cabinet shop in development, the city would recoup all their funding from the ID board.
  • Resolution Number 664 was approved to provide city retirees, of which there are eight or nine, a one-time lump sum payment of $4,168 which will be added to the match at 0.267% interest.
  • The city agreed to advertise for a bid of a 2023 dump truck. The bids will be opened at the next council meeting.
  • A request by Something Simple Boutique for an event to be held in August was tabled with no representatives from the business present at the council meeting.
  • The 2022 fiscal year amended budget was tabled until the next meeting to give council members adequate time to review the changes.

The mayor thanked the citizens of Hanceville and surrounding communities for their participation in the city’s inaugural rodeo two weeks ago and looks forward to planning future events.

The Hanceville City Council meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. The next meeting will be on Thursday, July 14 with the work session beginning at 5 p.m. and council meeting at 5:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public and all are encouraged to attend.

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