“Munford VFD during the snow event was the only recognized warming station in North Talladega County,” said Ricky Haynes, the town’s facility operations manager and a member of the VFD. “We had members there for three days. We did have a couple folks stop by for just a little bit. Nobody stayed for a long time. A couple stranded folks stopped by and we got them taken care of.”
Haynes also noted the VFD was able to rescue a stranded motorist and find a place for him to stay.
“Two of our members, Chris Haynes and Misty Haynes, opened up the doors to their house for him,” Haynes said. “He stayed with them for a couple days. The young fellow lives in Sylacauga and works at Honda. My hat’s off to the fire department and I think they deserve recognition for doing that. If you see them again, make sure to pat them on the back.”
In other business:
O The council unanimously approved Jan. 14 meeting minutes.
O The council voted 5-0 to approve financial reports for January presented by Place 5 Councilman Lee Garrison.
O Deonne Clark, a member of the town’s Recreation Board, announced registration is open for youth baseball, tee ball and softball.
O Clark notified the council the code for the town’s fitness center has been changed due to an incident where several children gained entry to the facility and broke a mirror.
O Jenny Trickett, a member of the town’s Library Board, announced the town library will hold its first-ever Black History Month event Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. The event, free and open to the public, will feature a book-signing by author Dr. Regina Vincent Clark.
O Munford Police Chief Jeff Rutledge thanked town clerk Peggy Bussie for updating the town’s warrants. Rutledge said the town has roughly $30,000 in warrants they’re trying to serve.
O Haynes notified the council he was arranging for the town’s Grasshopper and John Deere tractors to receive their annual servicing.
O Haynes announced there will be a pancake supper “Fat Tuesday Feast” March 4 at 4:30 p.m.
O The council unanimously approved spending $260 for an ad in The Daily Home to be put in their update section.
O Bussie announced the council received an invitation to visit Munford’s schools during Digital Learning Day today.
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