City: No to Salter|Council declines digital billboard

Published 11:28 am Wednesday, April 15, 2009

By By Lisa Tindell
news editor

Brewton won’t be accepting an offer from Bill Salter Signs to erect a digital billboard in the city. Brewton Mayor Ted Jennings said the decision was based on a settlement reached between the sign company and the city in a previous lawsuit.
Bill Salter Signs have offered a large amount of advertising to the City of Brewton in exchange for permission to erect an 11×22 foot digital billboard within the city limits.
After discussion by the council, members agreed to turn down the request to erect the billboard.
During Tuesday’s meeting of the council, a bid was approved for the purchase of a new automobile for the Brewton Police Department.
A bid amount of $24,483 was accepted from Jim Peach Motors and includes a 4.5 percent interest rate for 36 months, City Clerk John Angel said.
Angel said the vehicle’s price includes a police package. The council approved the purchase of the vehicle from Peach Motors.
In other business, the council:
The $42,200 bid was awarded to Northwest Building Supply and Equipment.
Watts said the two had met with Ray Madden concerning sewer work in the Alco, Lincoln Park and pump station areas in the city.
Watts said typical amounts for grants of this kind average $500,000.
The council agreed to give permission to Watts to pursue the grant application for sewer work in the Lincoln Park area.
Watts said the area to be considered included Martin Luther King Avenue to Liles Boulevard and Hollinger to Dacus Streets.
Sewer lines in the area would be lined which would eliminate the need to dig up streets, Watts said. The lining work would be the cheapest and least problematic for the neighborhood, he said.
Hearing no opposition, the council agreed to approve the license.