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Magee’s Fire Marshal Charlie Valadie updated the Board of Alderman on the status of the SAS Apartments.

Valadie advised fire extinguishers and smoke alarms have been installed in all units. The trash and debris of old furniture had been removed from the front part of the complex. The manager stated some of the trash was coming from people dumping illegally.

Chris Lane owner of Cypress Point Subdivision advised the board that the construction of Phase III for the subdivision is ready.

Grant Ballard with Guest Consultants Community Engineering came before the board to introduce himself. Grant works with the CDBG grant and wanted to put a face with the name.

Mayor Dale Berry advised the splash pad had been repaired and is now working.

Rain and wet conditions have hindered projects. This July has been recorded as the 10th wettest July on recored.

Dr. Norman Miller with ASAP met before the board to give an annual update. ASAP has has 5,065 calls for the year. Average response time is 14:43 minutes. Response time at each hospital has improved to 42 minutes wait time. The county still works with 4 trucks available within the county. The company will begin working in Lawrence county in August and will help with extra trucks in the area if needed.

The city will be tightening down on 18-wheelers parking and blocking hydrants. The police will begin to monitor the vehicles and make sure they are parked legal and not illegally. Any truck driver caught parking illegally will be ticketed.

The city approved for Main Street Realty to rent vacant property for the city at fair market value. The realty company will receive a 10% commission.

The bridge at Colonial Drive needs work on the pilings. The city approved  to allow Tim Bray install 10″ pilling to help support the bridge. When work begins, traffic might see delays while the project is being completed.

The board approved moving Billy Seghini from part-time to full-time. Seghini will take on the duties of the K-9 officer.

Meeting adjourned to enter into executive session to discuss personnel issues.

A video of the meeting is attached.

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