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Brother Paul Barnard of Overflow Church met before the Board of Alderman Thursday, February 18, 2021 to discuss the possibility of developing a homeless shelter in Magee. Brother Paul will develop a plan, find workers, and complete all training necessary before committing to the shelter. After completion of the process, Barnard will then enter into a lease agreement for the building with the city.
Stephanie Loftin met before the board concerning sewer problems located a her residence of 107 7th Ave NE, Magee. Loftin is having repeated problems with sewer back up at her residence. Hugh Dillmore advised the board that a pumping station was needed. The city will address and try to correct the problem.
Melinda Green approached the board about a resolution for a grant for the city lagoon. Ms. Green has worked with these type grants before and feels very confident she can acquire the money. The board approved the resolution for Ms Green to move forward with the grant.
Mayor Dale Berry complimented the city workers on what an excellent job they did during the ice/snow storm. According to Berry, “the city came together to work as a team.” Some firefighters slept at the department during the storm. Dispatchers worked extra shifts and slept on cots. Police officers helped cut trees in some areas.
Berry advised he had spoken with a representative from Entergy confirming the City of Magee had been hit fairly hard during the storm.
Baseball and softball registration for city league is under way. Anyone needing an application can get one at City Hall.
The board agreed to approved Matt Harrison as a new Volunteer Fireman for the City of Magee.
A shooting on February 7, 2021 took place at Azalea Apartments. The board is offering a $1,000.00 award to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest and convection of the person or persons responsible.
The Mayor advised Chief Crawford that the neighborhoods in the City needed more patrolling.
The board approved to accept the resignation of John Hosey from the the Police Department. The board approved the hiring of Charlie Wilborn and Marquis Nixon as part-time officers.
ATVs (four wheelers) are becoming an issue inside the city limits. Citizens are warned if you are caught riding a 4-wheeler, you will be ticketed and the ATV will be towed.
Hugh Dillmore thanked his employees for the hard work and long hours they did during the storms. The city faired well during the storms. A lot of limb debris was down caused by ice and breaking of trees and limbs. Dillmore sent a shout out to the Police Department for assisting city crews with clean up and removal of trees during storm.
With no further business, the meeting was adjourned to enter into executive session.
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