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January 17, 2013

Moody City Council appoints department heads

Moody — Moody City Council appointed department heads at Monday’s meeting.

Mayor Joe Lee and the council appointed:

Thomas Hunt as Moody Police Department Chief, Joe Nobles Sr. as Chief of the Moody Fire Department, Mike Staggs Director and Safety for the Park and Recreation Department, Wayne Taylor named Inspector and Safety for the Public Works Department, Pasty Beard as City Clerk and promoted Lieutenant Daniel Praytor to Captain of the Moody Police Department.

Lee and council also reappointed Joe Kelly as Moody’s Economic Development Council (EDC) representative for the next four years.

“Joe does a great job for us,” said Lee. “He puts a lot of time and effort into this.”

Other items approved:

* Lee to issue a payment for $62,348 to begin work on sewage pumping station set up to service Highway 11 and $59,848.20 for engineering fees.

According to a public notice issued by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, this project issued by the city of Moody “proposes to alleviate increasing sewer issues in the Town of Argo due to failing septic tank systems.”

The document, which can be viewed at www.adem.state.al.us goes on to say, “The project will consist of installing two new sewage pumping stations along with installation of approximately 1,200 LF of six inch low pressure force main to connect to the existing sewer collection system. Construction of this project will increase the efficiency and reliability of the sewer system for the population served.”

Council approved Lee to take care of all money requests until the project’s completion with Lee providing a monthly report to the council as to how the funds were spent.

* Police Chief Hunt to spend $150 coming from the drug seizure account for items needed during training for supervisor school taking place January 15-17.

* Doris Stanley Memorial Library director Patsy Spradley was authorized to renew the library’s Heritage Quest database for $825 for the year. This was a budgeted item.

* Wayne Taylor will be attending the National Inspector Conference in April at the cost of $458.18.

Other topics discussed:

* Staggs said metro basketball season has begun and this weekend the Parks and Recreation Department is conducting spring soccer registration.

“Of course, here in Moody, we’re never far from baseball or softball season,” Staggs said.

* Mary Chambliss, Miracle League Director, addressed the council by thanking them for commitment and dedication to the Miracle League.

“April 13 is our 10 year anniversary,” said Chambliss. “We were the first Miracle League in the state of Alabama to provide a place for all special needs children to play ball, so they could be inside the fence. We hope you’ll join us April 13 in celebrating that.”

Instrumental in helping the Miracle League make its way to Moody, councilman Phillip Deason said, “This is a great thing.”

Moody City Council meetings are held the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 6 p.m. at Moody City Hall.

 

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