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Fayette City Council renews hospital sales tax


Pictured at the July 13 meeting of the Fayette City Council, from left: Councilman Jerry Nichols, Councilwoman Aliska Hughes-Monroe, Councilman Tommy Williams, Fayette Mayor Rod Northam, Councilman Eddy Campbell, Councilwoman Virettia Whiteside and City Clerk Dawn Clapp.

The Fayette City Council voted during its July 13 meeting to extend the one-half cent sales tax that is earmarked for the Fayette Medical Center. All council members were present for the meeting. Prior to the start of the business portion of the meeting, Tim Oliver, assistant pastor at Olive Branch Church, led those in attendance in prayer. His daughter, Hannah Oliver, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Robertson addresses council concerning liquor license


Toni Robertson is shown speaking to the Fayette City Council on Tuesday, July 28 concerning a liquor license for the proposed “Historic Fayette Hotel” that will be built in downtown Fayette.

Toni Robertson, representing the Fayette Area Community Development Corporation (CDC), attended the July 28 meeting of the Fayette City Council to address the council concerning a liquor license for a proposed hotel. All council members were present for the meeting.

City Council opts to continue with opioid lawsuit


The Fayette City Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Fayette City Hall.

The Fayette City Council held its rescheduled regular council meeting on Monday, Nov. 18. The meeting was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 12, but was rescheduled when a quorum of the members of the mayor-council body were not present. All members and Mayor Ray Nelson were present for the rescheduled meeting. Fayette Police Officer Will Warren, who recently completed his training at the law enforcement academy, was present also at the meeting and led those in attendance in the Pledge of Allegiance to the U.S. flag.

Fayette City Council changes method of collecting sales tax


The Fayette City Council greeted Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill at its council meeting on July 9. From left, front: State Representative Kyle South, Councilman Jason Cowart, Merrill, Fayette Mayor Ray Nelson and Fayette Coordinator for the Alabama Communities of Excellence Bobby Avant. Back: Councilmen Jerry Nichols, Cedric Wilson and Eddy Campbell.

The Fayette City Council voted at its July 9 meeting to cancel its current contract with Avenu/RDS for sales tax collection and return to having the tax collected by the State of Alabama. Councilwoman Linda McCraw was absent from the meeting, with all other council members in attendance. Prior to the start of the meeting, current Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill spoke to the city council concerning his upcoming bid for a U.S. Senate seat.

 

Fayette City Council hires an additional police officer


The Fayette Police Department has hired four new officers since December 2018. Shown from left: Will Warren, (hired at the April 9 meeting), Councilman Cedric Wilson,Officer Jesse Finch (hired in December), Fayette Police Chief Danny Jenkins, Officer Dustin Morgan (hired in March) and Officer Trace Norris (hired in March).

The Fayette City Council approved the hiring of an additional police officer at its April 9 meeting. All council members were present with the exception of Councilwoman Linda McCraw. Fayette Police Chief Danny Jenkins said that he had an additional vacancy on his staff due to the resignation of Sargeant Adam Smith. Smith resigned to take a position with the Fayette County Sheriff Office as the jail administrator, effective May 1.

 

Nolen receives oath as new judge


Steven Nolen (left) is shown taking the oath of office at the Feb. 12 City Council meeting as the new municipal judge for the City of Fayette. Merrell Nolen (right), former municipal judge and current Fayette County District Judge, administered the oath as Steven Nolen’s wife, Susan Nolen, held the Bible for the ceremony.

Steven Nolen received the oath of office as Fayette's new municipal judge during the Feb. 12 meeting of the Fayette City Council.

 

 

 

Fayette City Council hires new fireman


Russell Oswalt was hired at the Fayette City Council meeting as a new fireman. Shown from left are: Oswalt, Fayette Fire Chief Shannon Taylor and Fayette City Councilman Eddy Campbell.

The Fayette City Council hired a new full-time fireman for the Fayette Fire Department during its Oct. 23 meeting. All council members were present for the meeting. Fayette Fire Chief Shannon Taylor recommendee to the council that Russell Oswalt be hired as a new fireman. He said that Oswalt has worked the past 1 1/2 years as a volunteer fireman with the department and has been an exemplary fireman in that capacity. He said that Oswalt is the kind of person that he feels good about promoting to full-time fireman.

Fayette City Council hears equipment request, 311 report


Pictured at the June 26 Fayette City Council meeting from left: Councilman Jerry Nichols, Councilman Cedric Wilson, Mayor Ray Nelson, Councilman Eddy Campbell, Councilwoman Linda McCraw and City Clerk Dawn Clapp. Councilman Jason Cowart was absent from the meeting.

The Fayette City Council heard a request for a vehicle upgrade from city mechanic Curtis Moore concerning the need for repair or replacement of a dump truck during its June 26 meeting. Moore said that the dump truck they are using is 18 years old and needs a new transmission. He said the approximate cost to fix the transmission will be $4,500, and he also stated that the truck is too small to pull the equipment that they need.

Council renews Air Evac contract, applies for manufacturing grant


Shown at the Fayette City Council meeting on April 24 are, from left: Fayette Mayor Ray Nelson; Mark McClanahan and Christie McClanahan, owners of Fayette Fabrication; and Bobby Avant, Alabama Communities of Excellence coordinator.

The Fayette City Council approved the renewal of the city’s agreement with Air Evac to provide services for the citizens of the City of Fayette and city employees during the council’s April 24 meeting. LaTere Jones, membership sales manager with Air Evac, told the council that the type of agreement that Fayette has for its citizens would not be offered to new customers after June 1. He said that if Fayette continues to renew its agreement with Air Evac, the city would be “grandfathered-in” and that the price of the agreement would remain the same.