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City approves credit line increase for gas

Monday, the Brewton City Council approved a nearly $1 million credit line increase to cover purchases from its natural gas supplier, Munigas Corp. The vote raised the city’s limit from $3 million to $3.7 million.
City Clerk Steve Yuhasz said the figure was determined by calculating the public’s usage during the two highest peak months.
The line is negotiated through Brewton’s Trustmark Bank branch.
In other business, the council:
• approved an $18,063 contract for garbage bags, which are sold to consumers through city hall. Councilmen Pat Poole and Joe Watson voted against the measure. Poole said he believed the city should not be in competition with local merchants who provide the same goods.
• gave approval for the Illustrious Women of Mission to host a 3K on July 25 at 8 a.m. Funds will to purchase playground equipment at the Rottschafers Day Care Center. The race will begin at 8 a.m. for more information, call 251.363.1390.
– Stephanie Nelson