Baileyton Town Council approves purchase of bucket truck, sets date for egg hunt

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The Baileyton Town Council is seen at its monthly meeting on March 4, 2024. (Cheyenne Sharp)

BAILEYTON, Ala. – At its monthly meeting on Monday, March 4, the Baileyton Town Council approved the purchase of a bucket truck and set the date for the annual Easter egg hunt.  

Mayor Windell Calloway raised the topic of the Town’s current bucket truck, saying, “The one we have is not safe. I’ll be honest with you; we use it haphazardly to get by.”

The council unanimously approved the purchase of a new bucket truck, which will cost around $25,000 and be paid from the Town’s American Rescue Plan Act funds.

The council set March 23 as the date for this year’s Easter egg hunt. It will begin at 9 a.m. at Baileyton Town Park. The annual hunt has seen an increasing number of participants.  Councilman Dewayne Sumner said around 400 prefilled eggs have to be hidden the night before the hunt.

One of the area’s outreach programs is “throwing some eggs in the basket” as well. “Parkside Outreach would like to put some Easter baskets together and hand them out to the kids,” said Jennifer Howell, a member of the organization. 

Sumner addressed the matter of town hall security and Calloway requested more time and research be put into finding appropriate security measures for the building and staff.

In other business, the council:

  • Approved the purchase of a plaque for the upcoming Volunteer of the Year
  • Approved the purchase of a Kubota mower
  • Approved new locks for the Town’s new storage building, delivery date pending
  • Approved the change of the monthly newsletters to bimonthly mailings

The next Baileyton Town Council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on  April 1, 2024, at Baileyton Town Hall located at 95 Fire Station Road.

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