Vinemont Councilwoman Charlotte Cosper resigns

The Vinemont Town Council held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. (Tribune file photo)

VINEMONT, Ala- The South Vinemont Town Council held its regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Tuesday, April 9. It was announced that Councilwoman Charlotte Cosper resigned, effective immediately, with a drafted letter of resignation given to Mayor Radginal Dodson prior to the meeting. A recent act of vandalism led Cosper to believe she was being targeted due to her position on the council.

“Due to circumstances that make me feel less than safe to continue on serving as Council Member, Place No. 3 of the Town of South Vinemont, it is my desire to resign from this council seat. There are circumstances beyond my control that have made me feel uncomfortable to continue in this position,” Cosper’s letter said. “To the citizens and fellow council members, I would like to say that it has been a pleasure to serve the Town of South Vinemont in this capacity. I have enjoyed the many improvements to the parks and the yearly functions that have been established during my time on the council. We have done great things for our town while I have served this position. It would be such a great town and a great place to live if all the citizens of our town were willing for the best to be done for our town. However, that does not appear to be the case with some. It is with my deepest regrets to make this call. I hope the town can continue to grow and improve and those that are not willing to participate in that venture will change their minds. Success is never achieved by jealousy and hatred.”

After Cosper’s intent to resign from the council was clear, the council turned to business on the meeting’s agenda, including information about the replacement of barriers and sand at Henry & Roe Wood Park. The improvements were unanimously approved by the council, with the changes set to take place in May.

The council discussed and approved Vinemont’s participation in the Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday, foregoing the half cent sales tax for one weekend in July. The Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on the third Friday in July and ends at midnight on the following Sunday. It will include retailers within the municipality and purchases of select school supplies and clothing items.

In other business the council:

  • Set the date for the town’s Grillin’ and Chillin’ BBQ Fest event, to be held Oct. 26 at the Vinemont Sports Complex
  • Approved the movement of July’s regularly scheduled meeting from July 9 to July 8

Notable dates include:

  • May 11- Vinemont Farmers and Makers Market at the Vinemont Community Center from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • April 15- Monthly Senior Luncheon at the Vinemont Community Center from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The next Vinemont Town Council meeting will be held May 14, at Vinemont Town Hall. The work session begins at 5 p.m., with the meeting following at 6.

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