Wednesday, 14th April 2021
 
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    City of Headland

    Gem of the Wiregrass

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    City of Headland

    Gem of the Wiregrass

  • headland official seal 200x200

    City of Headland

    Gem of the Wiregrass

    headland official seal 200x200  

    City of Headland

    Gem of the Wiregrass

  • headland official seal 200x200

    City of Headland

    Gem of the Wiregrass

    headland official seal 200x200  

    City of Headland

    Gem of the Wiregrass

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News

Press release

An in-person education and outreach session to discuss the relief program will be held Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at 6:00 pm at the Headland High School gymnasium. Please, read below for more details.  

 

Monday, April 5, 2021                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Contact:  Amy Belcher  334-240-7126

ADAI Announces $14.9 Million Relief Program for Farmers Impacted by Hurricane Michael

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Commissioner Rick Pate announced today the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) will be administering the Alabama Agriculture Relief Program (AARP) to provide USDA relief funds to farmers who suffered losses due to Hurricane Michael. In 2018, Alabama’s Wiregrass experienced substantial economic losses due to severe agriculture damage caused by Hurricane Michael.

“Our department has worked closely with the USDA to reach an agreement on a disaster relief package since June 2019. We understand that these disaster funds are a long time coming but we hope the AARP will provide some economic relief for these farmers who suffered devastating losses from Hurricane Michael," said Commissioner Pate. "We want to thank our federal partners for providing this much needed financial assistance to our Wiregrass farmers."

AARP will provide funds for necessary expenses related to losses of beef cattle, poultry, pecans, horticulture crops (including bare-ground losses) and uninsured infrastructure damage related to the consequences of Hurricane Michael in 2018. The eligible affected Alabama counties, per the USDA Disaster Declaration include Barbour, Bullock, Coffee, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Escambia, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Pike, Montgomery, and Russell.

Funding is available to producers with qualifying losses associated with Hurricane Michael not covered by other USDA disaster programs for the following:

  1. Beef Cattle

Eligible beef cattle producers must have experienced conception rate reductions that resulted in the stress placed on beef cattle or mortality losses of the breeding herd. Conception losses will be determined based on the breeding age females in the beef cattle herd as a result of the hurricane.

  1. Poultry

Eligible poultry producers must have suffered a 15% death loss and had poultry present at the time of the hurricane. If a property and casualty insurance payment was made, applicants must provide appropriate documents to qualify.

  1. Pecan Production

Eligible producers must have suffered damaged or destroyed pecan trees that required removal and replanting. A producer must show a minimum of 15% production loss to qualify.

  1. Horticulture crops (including bare-ground losses)

Eligible producers must show a minimum of 15% crop loss to qualify for reimbursement on acres damaged and must have had an adverse impact on bare-ground horticulture practices.

  1. Uninsured Infrastructure losses   

Eligible producers must show a 15% production loss of a commodity housed inside farming infrastructure due to Hurricane Michael. Structures must have had commodities present at the time of the hurricane (ex. Hay barn, grain bin, commodity barn, packing house, etc.).  This does not include equipment buildings, repair shops, etc. Payment will be based on cost of repairs/restoration for an in-kind storage structure minus any insurance claim reimbursement and cannot exceed $50,000.00 Irrigation structures are also eligible but is limited to structures above ground level and excludes generators, pumps, and wells.

Before applications are made available, producers interested in applying are strongly encouraged to visit the Department’s website agi.alabama.gov to learn program details. ADAI will host an in-person education and outreach session Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at 6:00 pm at the Headland High School gymnasium.

AARP applications will be available, starting Monday, April 26, 2021 at 9:00 am and the application deadline is Friday, June 25, 2021. 

Producers who apply for the AARP must:

1) Be an Alabama resident.

2) The affected farm must be in one of the 13 Hurricane Michael USDA Disaster declared counties.

3) Enroll into the State of Alabama Accounting and Resource System (STAARS).  Refer to agi.alabama.gov for enrollment details. 

For questions regarding AARP eligibility, please call 334-240-7100 or email: aarp-questions@agi.alabama.gov.

Water Department Extends Hours

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Effective immediately, The City of Headland Water Department will be open Monday - Friday from 7am - 5pm. The Public Works division of the city extended hours in an effort to better serve city residents. Contactless forms of bill payment are also still available. The dropbox can be utilized any time throughout the week and you can pay online using Payclix.

The City of Headland recently received funds from the state of Alabama for the purpose of rehabilitation homes in your neighborhood. the City will be hosting two meetings as preparation for this project. Meetings will be held at the Headland High School Auditorium on Thursday, January 28, 2021 and Thursday, February 25, 2021.
 
You are encouraged to attend both meetings and learn more about this housing rehabilitation project.
 
*Please note that masks must be worn and you must socially distance, if not with family members from the same household.
For questions call Emily Vanscyoc at 334-794-4093 ext. 1414

Housing Rehab Grant Map

rec ball registration

DEC 3 - 6PM

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NOV 20 - 6PM

Town Square

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2020 has been the perfect storm for the City of Headland’s Street Department, but Jason Singletary, Public Works Director for Headland, has great news for Headland. The new knuckle boom truck is now in operation. “I would like to say a big thank you to all of Headland citizens for being patient and understanding,” Singletary said.

Singletary recounts the challenges 2020 has brought to the Street Department team.

Free Voter ID Card Event

The Secretary of State’s office is scheduling a Photo Voter ID mobile unit at the Headland City Hall on September 17, 2020, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm located at 25 Grove St., Headland, AL 36345. If you need a Voter ID Card for the upcoming election, please come by. Review the information below for needed documents, FAQs and more. 

 

Henry County AL Photo Voter ID Event Flier 9 17 2020

Valid ID at the Polls Alabama Secretary of State

 

Alabama_Photo_ID_Guide_8-2-2019.pdf

Harvest Day Festival

October 10th - 9am-3pm

Headland Town Square

Vendor Rules and Application

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Headland Recreation Refunds

 

To all of our dedicated rec parents and players: 

 

You will be recieving a refund for half of your recreation fee along with your jersey and cap. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please, download and fill out the Refund Form. You can turn it in with the Water Department or in the Drop box at the Municipal Complex. 

 

Sincerely, 

 

The City of Headland

 

Refund Form

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The City of Headland will remain open at this time. If you are currently practicing social distancing or self-quarantined, you can pay your utility bill online or by the dropbox. 

 

Municipal Court Dates will be postponed until May 6, 2020 at 1pm according to an Order from the Alabama Supreme Court. However, you may still call and make payments by phone or online. You may also come by our office at 9 Park St. and pay in person. Call our office at 334-693-2037 with questions.

 

Headland Recreation Update:

Practices for Recreational Baseball, Softball and Tee-Ball have been cancelled. There will be no organized practices until further notice.
Opening Ceremonies are postponed to a TBD date.
Season will open April 13th at 6pm.

 

US Census

logo 2020CensusThe 2020 Census is very important to the future of our state. We all need to stand up and say “I Count” by completing and submitting our Census forms in March and April 2020.

We All Have Something to Lose

  • Many Alabamians directly benefit from the federal programs whose funding allocations are determined in part by census data. In fact, it is about $1,600 per person in Alabama. Completing a census form will help ensure that Alabama receives its fair share of funding.

  • The assistance programs tied to census data are critical to all Alabamians. They support children, education, hospitals, health care, rural development and community programs that are important to rural communities. If this funding is reallocated to other states due to a poor census count, then the funding for the missing services will have to be made up in some way at the local or state level. This affects everyone.

  • Alabama is currently at risk of losing a Congressional representative in the 2020 Census due to projected slow growth. That means one less voice for Alabama values at the federal level. We need maximum census participation to retain our current Congressional representation.

    We Can be a Force for Change

  • Your voice matters. We all have a say in the outcome of the 2020 Census, and it can end with Alabama’s fair share of funding secured and with fair Congressional representation.

  • All you have to do is complete and return your 2020 census form. It is a simple civic duty.

  • In mid-March 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau will mail a packet to every Alabama household. It

    will include information on how to complete your census form in three ways. 1. Online via computer or smart phone 2. Call a toll-free number and complete it over the phone with a U.S. Census Bureau employee 3. Call the toll-free number and request a traditional paper form. Some rural areas with low internet access will receive a paper form in the first mailing.

  • The information you submit will be basic household information and is private and will not be used against you in any way or for any other purpose. It is against the law for your information to be shared or used by another agency.

We Must Take Action

  • Both rural and urban Alabama will be key to the state’s success in 2020 Census. More than 40 percent of Alabamians live in rural areas.

  • In 2010 many rural areas, particularly in west Alabama, had among the lowest response rates in the state. Pockets of urban the state’s urban areas also experienced lower response rates. We need everyone’s help to raise the participation level for 2020.

  • The end goal is maximum participation. Don’t sit on the sidelines. Show them that you count, that Alabama Counts by completing your census form.

  • Starting in April, Governor Ivey and ADECA will have resources available through the Alabama Counts 2020 Census campaign. The website will be www.census.alabama.gov.

*Special Note: The government is still hiring for census takers in our area.

Taking Drugs Out of Our Comunity

 

Headland Police Department Chief Mark Jones shared with City Council the great work his police force and partners are doing in our community. The Headland PD has partnered with SpectraCare Health Systems and the Alabama Extension Services to "Take Drugs Back" all year round. This team has installed a drug take back box permanently in the lobby of the Headland Police Station in Downtown Headland. "We want to do everything we can to keep drugs off of our streets," said Chief Jones, " Our partnership with SpectraCare and the Extension Office is a great opportunity for Headland." 

 

Headland PD Drug Take Back Program

Chamber Transitions to Wilkins as Director

 

Adrienne Wilkins

The Headland Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced this week that its new Executive Director is Adrienne Wilkins. Mrs. Wilkins has been a volunteer for the Chamber for two years and has been assisting the Chamber by leveraging their social media presence. Mrs. Wilkins has a degree in Business Administration and Marketing from Louisiana State University and more than ten years in sales and business development. She has served as the President of Headland Main Street and was instrumental in helping Headland become a Main Street Designated city.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Adrienne for quite some time. We are glad to have her on board and serving Headland with our Chamber. Her experience will be an asset to the members of the Headland Area Chamber of Commerce,” said Pete Crews, Board of Directors President. “We appreciate the years of service Rhonda Harrison has served our Chamber and appreciate all she is doing during this transition.”

The Sounds of Safety

 

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You may find yourself strolling to the beat of music on the Square in our Downtown. Thanks to Chief Mark Jones and his continued efforts to make our city safer, the city now has a new emergency broadcast system Downtown. Chief Jones secured a grant from the EMA to cover the cost of the system. Headland Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Rhonda Harrison, worked with Chief Jones on this project. When the system is not in use to broadcast emergency information, the speakers will be playing music for Downtown visitors to enjoy.  

 
 
 
 
Main Street Alabama get to work in Headland

 

The Resourse Team from Main Street Alabama will be in Headland September 17-19, 2019.
We are asking the community to give them a warm, Headland welcome!
We also would like to have everyone participate in the public meetings.
This is your opportunity to share what you love about Headland and what you would like to see in the future.
Share you experiences and your knowledge of our community with the resource team. 

 

Community Vision and Asset Mapping

September 17th at 5pm 

at the Alabama Power Joint Information Center

 

Main Street Presentation

September 19th at 4:30pm

at the Alabama Power Joint Information Center

 

Find more informaton about the community events on our events page and on Facebook. 

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