Pell City is one of 20 cities participating in the “Go Gold” campaign to bring awareness to the fight against childhood cancer.
Jacob, who is from Riverside, has been in remission for the past six years.
During the short meeting, the council also:
• Reappointed Dwight Blair to the Industrial Development Board.
• Accepted the low bid submitted by Goodgame Company to replace the roof on Fire Station No. 1 for the amount of $25,000, which includes a 20-year warranty.
• Approved hiring Protective Securities as a financial advisor for the city. The company will assist the city in securing a bond issue and in the refinancing of old debt. The financial advisor will oversee the process as a representative for the city. The estimated cost for the city is $5,200.
• Approved having city employees conduct a rate study for the Water and Sewer Department.
• Approved an agreement with the American Red Cross to utilize the Pell City Civic Center as a storm shelter.
• Authorized the city manager to move forward with hiring an appraiser to determine the value of the Pell City Chamber of Commerce building. He can spend no more than $1,500 for the appraisal. The chamber could move into another facility if the city buys the CenturyLink building.
• Tabled a proposal to hire a company to put up Christmas decorations and lights in the historic downtown district during the holiday season.