Mayor Bud Kitchin said the city’s original contract was signed in 2009.
“We have not had a price increase since then,” he said.
He said the city was paying less than $12,000, but the new contract would cost the city $18,802 for one year.
Kitchin told the council that Pell City signed a one-year contract with ASPCI Monday night.
The council also appointed Lincoln Police Chief Travis McGrady to the Public Park Authority of the cities of Lincoln and Talladega, which oversees the operation of the TOP Trails outdoor park.
Kitchin told the council he talked to McGrady for several weeks about the appointment.
“I just don’t want him to get overloaded,” said Councilwoman Jean Burk.
Councilman Kurt Kuykendall said McGrady wanted to serve on the board.
“I talked to him four weeks ago, and he was all for it, and I’m all for him.”
Kitchin told the council there was no conflict of interest for McGrady to serve on the Public Park Authority, and an employee of the city could serve on the authority.
“I think he would represent the city well,” Kitchin said.
Kitchin said Gary Steed’s term on the authority has expired, so the council needed to make a new appointment to the Public Park Authority.