Waldo seeks assistance for road repairs
by Shane Dunaway
Jan 07, 2014 | 557 views |  0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Waldo Town Council unanimously voted Monday to allow Mayor Susan Crim to write a letter seeking assistance for road repairs from Talladega County.

After discussing the level of need for repairs and eliminating roads that were considered private roads, the council agreed to request help to fix Jenkins Lane, Benjamin Circle and Long Lane.

“I did some riding around, and to me, Jenkins Lane is bad,” Crim said. “It definitely needs work done to it. Benjamin Circle also needs work done to it. I’m looking at roads that could damage cars. If you have a low-riding car, both of those roads can be pretty bad.”

Though the council agreed there were many roads that needed repairs, the group opted for a smaller list in the initial request in order to not overwhelm the county.

“I would rather they fix one or two roads here and there than to see this whole big list (and not approve it),” Crim said. “Let’s see what we can get done and take it from there, if the county can even help us at all. It all depends on whether they have the manpower, funds or time if we can fit in their schedule, but there’s no guarantee they’ll be able to help us. It’s worth a shot.”

In other business:

O The council approved the Dec. 6 meeting minutes.

O Randy Roberts was sworn in to fill the final empty council position, giving Waldo a full council for the first time in almost four years. Roberts and Larry Hurst were both appointed to the council at the Dec. 6 meeting and Hurst was sworn in upon being appointed.

O Crim presented receipts for office supplies and computer equipment purchased. The council voted at the November meeting to give Crim permission to make the purchases.

O Crim provided quotes for Internet service from Hughes Net and Verizon. Roberts recommended a point-of-contact to Crim in order to secure a city government rate for service. No action was taken.

O The council voted 4-1 to post a notice for the town water clerk position next to the water bill drop box instead of posting the opening in the newspaper. Crim recommended the former option as a more effective way to advertise the opening to the citizens of Waldo.

O The council set a deadline of Jan. 31 for those interested in the water clerk position to submit resumes.

O Crim announced the town needed new U.S. and Alabama flags for display and volunteered to compare prices. Hurst recommended making the purchase from the Alabama Industries for the Blind. The item was effectively tabled until the next meeting.

O Crim announced the next council meeting will be held Feb. 3 at 5 p.m.

Contact Shane Dunaway at sdunaway@dailyhome.com