Council recognizes employees, proclamations

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By Toni Stauffer

During Tuesday’s Phenix City Council meeting, Mayor Eddie Lowe, along with City Manager Wallace Hunter and Human Resources Director Stephanie Chastain, honored two City employees with service recognition awards. Employees are honored in five-year increments the first Council meeting of every month.

The first honored was Sammy Davis for his 15 years with the Utilities Department, and the next honored, in absentia, was Chelsea Hutchins for her 10 years of service with the Police Department.

The Mayor’s proclamation for Farm-City Week was read, honoring 62 years of Farm-City tradition, farmers and production workers. The Mayor presented the proclamation to Jennifer Davidson, Russell County Extension County Coordinator and Geni Payne, 4-H Foundation Regional Agent. Following the proclamations, the following resolutions were approved, the amounts not to be exceeded:

• Approval of ratification for $150,576.00 (Res No. 2018-280) quote from River Bottom Investments, Inc. for technical assistance in replacing 9,411 faulty meter registers.

• The re-appointment of Senior Municipal Court Judge Patrick Loftin.

• The re-appointment of Assistant Municipal Court Judge Greg Waldrip.

• $118,343.09 quote from Alexander Contracting Company, Inc. to extend a water main across Hwy 280/431.

• Granting of tax abatement to Vectorply corporation.

• Granting of tax abatement to Johns Mansville.

• $772,400.00 bid awarded to Schmidt Environmental to replace roof for Digester #3 at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

• Authorization for the Mayor and City Manager to enter in an agreement with ALDOT for at-grade railroad crossing improvements on State Docks Road.

• Approval of $12,250.00 quote from Herrington Paint Company to repair and paint where the A/C units were removed from the Central Activities Center.

• Approval of $14,442.91 quote from C&G Heating and Air, LLC to replace A/C unit at the Phenix City Russell County Library.

In other news, Susan Wiggins has been appointed to the Downtown Redevelopment Authority Board and Steve Phillips has been appointed to the Tree Commission Board.