Sunday, 25th February 2018
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. "We've been needing room to grow." The latest project in that growth 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 building will cost $9.8 million and take about 18 months to build. The local visits are part of a search for financial backers. 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 said the council was unable to settle the matter in the meeting, but asked Water Superintendent Jason Singletary to collect paperwork on the subject the next day. That documentation will 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.

The mayor said the Southeast Alabama Regional Planning & Development Commission will hold its annual meeting Sept. 11 in the Ozark Civic Center. It is an event attended by many local government officials.

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 headed to Lexington, S.C., for the Dixie Youth World Series.

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.

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Office Closed

The offices for the City of Headland, Alabama will be closed for holidays in 2018 on the following dates:

January 1st-2nd - New Year’s Day

January 15th - Martin Luther King’s Birthday

March 30th - Good Friday

May 28th - Memorial Day

July 4th - Fourth of July

September 3th - Labor Day

November 12th - Veteran’s Day

November 22th & 23rd - Thanksgiving Holidays

December 24th & 25th - Christmas

December 31st - New Year's Eve