Munford VFD commended
by Shane Dunaway
Feb 05, 2014 | 1043 views |  0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
At Tuesday’s Munford Town Council meeting, town officials commended the efforts of the Munford Volunteer Fire Department during the snowstorm that blanketed Central Alabama Jan. 28.

“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.

Contact Shane Dunaway at sdunaway@dailyhome.com