Friday, 22nd September 2017
City of Headland, Alabama
City of Headland, Alabama

As it plans the addition of a new building to its campus, Troy University Dothan is actively seeking the assistance of the towns, cities and counties it serves. Tuesday, it was Headland's turn.

Dr. Don Jeffrey, vice-chancellor of the Dothan Campus, reviewed the university's rich history in the Wiregrass with the Headland City Council. The latest project is a planned 50,000-55,000-square-foot facility which will include classrooms, a "Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence" to assist local business owners and potential owners, and a 400-seat auditorium.

The Coleman Building will cost $9.8 million and take about 18 months to build. "We're hoping to break ground in late spring or early summer of 2015," Jeffrey said. The local visits are part of a search for financial backers, in light of the university's influence in the area. Mayor Ray Marler praised Troy University Dothan, thanked Jeffrey for his service to the Wiregrass and said the city will be taking the matter into consideration.

The city is gathering information to deal with the concerns of a resident who said she has been unable to retrieve a water deposit she feels is due her. Linda Reeves told the council she had moved into another residence due to work being done at her main residential location. When she asked about getting her deposit, she was told it was not available, due to an outstanding amount on her water account. Marler asked Water Superintendent Jason Singletary to collect paperwork on the subject, to be reviewed by the council.

The council approved the sale of land adjacent to Living Strength Gym to be used by the business to add services to the area's residents. Benton Beasley requested the sale for the addition of a baseball/softball building.

The mayor said the Southeast Alabama Regional Planning & Development Commission will hold its annual meeting Sept. 11 in the Ozark Civic Center.

Sales taxes in the city were up again in July, Marler said. He thanked the city's residents for continuing to support their local merchants and businesses. Also on the local economic front, the mayor said the Wal-Mart Express is slated to open by the end of this month.

Marler also thanked the city for its support of the Dixie Youth All-Star team, which recently won the state championship. He congratulated the team and wished them good luck as they had to Lexington, S.C., for the Dixie Youth World Series this weekend and next week.

A public hearing will be held for Joe Todd concerning sewer work on his property.

A work session for the upcoming fiscal year's budget will be held following the Aug. 19 council meeting. Marler said the council will also receive a contract from WRMZ at that time.

Upcoming Events

Tue Oct 03 @ 6:00PM - 12:00AM
City Council Meeting
Sat Oct 07 @ 9:00AM - 02:00PM
Harvest Festival Fly-In at Headland Airport
Tue Oct 10 @ 7:30AM -
Headland Chamber of Commerce
Tue Oct 17 @ 6:00PM - 12:00AM
City Council Meeting
Sat Oct 28 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
2017 Pawsfest
Tue Nov 07 @ 6:00PM - 12:00AM
City Council Meeting
Sat Nov 11 @12:00AM
Offices Closed - Veteran's Day
Tue Nov 14 @ 7:30AM -
Headland Chamber of Commerce
Tue Nov 21 @ 6:00PM - 12:00AM
City Council Meeting

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2017 Holiday Schedule

The offices for the City of Headland, Alabama will be closed for holidays in 2017 on the following dates:

January 1st - New Year’s Day

January 18th - Martin Luther King’s Birthday

March 25th - Good Friday

May 30th - Memorial Day

July 4th - Fourth of July

September 5th - Labor Day

November 11th - Veteran’s Day

November 24th & 25th - Thanksgiving Holidays

December 25th & 26th - Christmas