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Council holds first 2020 meeting

The Brewton City Council met conducted its first meeting of 2020 on Jan. 13.

First on the agenda was a public hearing for the rezoning of 1209 Douglas Ave. from R-1 to B-1. Mayor Yank Lovelace invited any opposed or in support of the hearing to come forward.

Alexis Maloy, owner of the property spoke in support of the rezoning. “I am a low volume business. It has been easy access for the clients. We opened there on Dec. 1. When I had to move locations, I decided I needed to own the next property,” said Maloy. The rezoning was approved.

In new business, a surplus real and personal property at 1600 Belleville Avenue was approved.

“When we purchased the ritz property downtown. The house at 1600 Belleville Ave. was donated to the city and it has been deeded to the city,” said Lovelace. The property was approved.

Next an approval of the a FFA PAPIs Service and Prepayment Agreement was approved.

Explaining the system, City Clerk    said, “Visual system for when pilots are coming in and they can actually look at a light system.”

Next a road project was presented to the council. It would include milling and overlay from Liles St. to Dacus St. Bullard Excavating was awarded the bid.

A development grant was approved for William Jernigan to open a restaurant downtown.

In other new business, many appointments are due and committees were approved to make said selections.

Before adjourning, the council was presented with a new ordinance to appoint certain municipal officers. After discussion, the vote was cast 3 to 3 and the ordinance did not pass.