Council 'generates' plan
The Headland City Council is looking into the purchase of a new generator. Costs reported were $4,000 to $9,200, respectively, for one-phase and three-phase fuel models. The council will be looking into the numbers for a natural gas model, as it burns cleaner and is easier on machinery.
A new bus will soon be coming to the Burdeshaw-Solomon Senior Center, replacing the vehicle totaled in an accident last fall. Insurance paid $39,500 on the vehicle, with the total cost of a new one to be $41,051.
The council accepted a low bid from Carpetland USA for new carpet in the Solomon Library meeting room.
The council approved the use of the lower portion of Douglas Park for the Thornton Family Reunion June 20-22 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the square for an April 12 Easter gathering and cross-bearing event sponsored by Wings of Deliverance Church.
Jim Geisler, Lt. Dennis Cobb, and Councilmen James Williams, Jr., and Joe Falkner were appointed to the city's animal control board. Donna Medina was appointed to the planning commission from an alternate position. James Durr will take the alternate position.
Striping will begin soon on the repaved portion of South Main Street. Speed bumps to be included with paving work on other city streets will also begin in a few weeks.
Twenty three East Alabama High School Bass teams competed in the first tournament of the year this past Saturday at Lake Martin. The Headland Bass Team of Cole Burdeshaw and Jacob Hartzog held off the field taking first place with a 5 fish limit and a winning weight of 7 lbs 8 oz. The team of Peyton McCord and Zach Buchanan finished strong as well taking 11th with just a little over a 1 lb for Headland.
Feb. 15-22 was FFA week across the nation and the event was recognized Feb. 21 by the City of Headland. Mayor Ray Marler signed a proclamation saying the organization’s mission is providing “a strong foundation for the youth of America and the future of the foot, fiber and natural resources systems” while promoting “leadership, personal growth and career success among its members” while ensuring “a steady supply of young professionals to meet the growing demands in the science, business and technology of agriculture.” The FFA motto is “Learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live , living to serve” and the group promotes citizenship, volunteerism, patriotism and cooperation. On hand for the signing were, standing, from the left, FFA Advisor Tracy Scott, Treasurer Andrew Gamble, Parliamentarian Nick Wiggins and President Colby Chestnut.
Notice! The Main Street paving project is underway and we urge all motorists to use caution when driving in the area. Watch out for trucks and personnel. This project will change Main Street from a 4-lane to a 2-lane with bike and pedestrian walking lanes.