Oak Grove addresses flooding issues during Council meeting

A Council member report turned into a lengthy discussion of recent flooding issues during the latest Town Council meeting in Oak Grove. Councilman David Harris reported a number of issues from recent heavy rains that created drainage and flooding problems throughout the area. The discussion included details of problem areas, as well as assets and ways to put them into action to help stem the flooding tide.

Under Old Business:

The Council agreed to accept a 3-month free trial of a new Pitney Bowes postage software program as a possible alternative to a more expensive equipment lease or purchase.

Under New Business:

The Council authorized repair to the floors in the women’s restroom in the Senior Center, not to exceed $700.

Approval was given for expenditures associated with the Oak Grove VFD Chief attending the 2017 Alabama EMS Conference in August, not to exceed $1,400.

The Council authorized Mayor Tony White to execute a contract with the Greater Coosa Valley Chamber of Commerce for help in the areas of economic development, marketing, strategic planning, and research necessary to promote business and stimulate tourism.

Authorization was given for the purchase and installation of a protective storage structure at a cost not to exceed $4,170.

The Council approved the following Resolutions:

#466: To authorize the purchase of a new Kabota tractor from Capital Tractor through the State Bid List;

#467: To amend the Town Personnel Policy to limit the paid Christmas holiday to two (2) days;

#468: To authorize Town Attorney Barry Vaughn, to proceed with litigation regarding the return of OGVFD equipment;

#469: To surplus a Ford New Holland Tractor through GovDeals.com

#470: To authorize the Mayor to execute an agreement with the East Alabama Regional Planning & Development Commission relating to transit services.

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