Fort Payne City Council Meeting On 10-2-18


By Sherri Blevins

The Fort Payne City Council met Tuesday, October 2, 2018. After a prayer and The Pledge of Allegiance, the meeting was called to order. The council approved the minutes from the last meeting and proceeded on to other business.

The council suspended the rules on Ordinance 2018-05 and approved amending Ordinance 2015-17, amending certain fees for activities under the supervision of the Fort Payne Parks and Recreation Department. The council then approved the following Resolutions:

  • Resolution 2018-40, accepting the low bid for a new Sanitation Peterbilt Engine at a cost of $26,923.03 from the Peterbilt Store
  • Resolution 2018-41, placing a lien of $1,200.00 against the Estate of Arlene Hall for debris removal at the location of 910 Sanders Avenue N.
  • Resolution 2018-42, placing a lien of $1,000.00 against Joan Martin for debris removal located at 700 Godfrey Avenue N.

In New Business the city granted the following Activity Permits:

  • The Children’s Advocacy Center, fundraiser at “The Gathering Place”, on Forest Avenue North between Twelfth Street and Thirteenth Street, Thursday, October 11, 2018, 4:30pm until 9:00pm
  • First Baptist Church of Douglas, Fall Festival, 105 Sixteenth Street S.E. between Godfrey Avenue and Turner Avenue, Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10:00am until 2:00 pm
  • Fort Payne Chamber of Commerce, Halloween Block Party, from First Street to Fifth Street North, Wednesday, October 31, 5:00pm until 7:00pm
  • Fort Payne High School Homecoming Parade, Third Street South to Eighth Street North, Thursday, October 4, 2018, 6:00pm until 7:00pm

The City Council agreed to grant streetlight requests from Dorothy Thompson, 521 Scenic Road E., and Rohna Hood, 400 Cheryl Street N.W.

Council President Baine informed the public that the city is proceeding with preliminary plans to make improvements to the Fort Payne Police Department Building, create drawing plans for a Welcome Center to be located on Fifth Street, and the addition of eight new tennis courts to the city.

After Mayor Chesser’s report, the council went into Executive Session with no further business to be conducted.