Rainsville City Council Meeting on 10-1-18


Rainsville City Council Meeting

By Sherri Blevins

The Rainsville City Council met Monday, October 1, 2018 for a work session and business meeting. During the work session, department heads relayed the following information that affects the community:

  • October is Fire Prevention Month with the Rainsville Fire Department making several educational visits
  • A Stop Sign on Church Street has been removed to improve the flow of traffic
  • The library raised $3,396.00 at the annual yard sale to fund various children’s programs
  • Plainview’s Homecoming Parade will be October, 11th at 4:00 pm starting at Broadway Baptist Church and ending at Fifty Taters in Rainsville (Line-up will be at 3:00pm)
  • Trunk or Treat will be October 31,2018 at the Rainsville Farmer’s Market Pavilion

During the Rainsville Business Meeting the following actions were taken:

  • Approved the minutes from the last meeting after revising item eight to state Councilman Rosson abstained from the vote
  • Authorized Mayor Lingerfelt to finance the purchase of two emergency vehicles (Tahoes) for the Police Department at a cost of $38,419.63 each
  • Authorized Mayor Lingerfelt to finance the purchase of one emergency vehicle (Tahoe) for the Fire Department at a cost of $32,969.00
  • Authorized paying $3000.00 for the Drill Shaft Installation for the Chavies Bridge Project
  • Approved hiring Mark Clines at the Sanitation Department starting at $12.38 per hour
  • Authorized Mayor Lingerfelt to finance the purchase of a new dump truck through the County’s Purchasing Program
  • Agreed to pay the bills

The meeting was then adjourned.