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Council recognizes talent; approves new members

Brewton City Council held its regular meeting Mon. night. At the beginning of the meeting, Mayor Yank Lovelace and the Brewton City Council presented a proclamation honoring artist Megan Brantley.

Brantley was commended for her service to the city “as the creator of the Brewton Mural and as an entrepreneur and promoter of culture and the arts in the city.”

Brantley told the council, “I am so honored. It is cool to see so many people take pictures there.”

In new business, O’Bannon Park was approved to be used by West End Reunion from noon until 6 p.m. on Memorial Day. Next, the council appointed the voting delegates to the Ala. League of Municipalities Convention. Joe Watson was named first delegate, Feast Broughton, first alternate, Carrie Brown, second alternate.

Next, Steve Layton and Marcus Hall were appointed to the Escambia County Industrial Development Authority. David Jennings and Thomas Watson were appointed to the Recreation Board Member.

The council also approved the Surplus and Authorize Sale of 3520 Hwy. 31 N., along with a service agreement with O’Kelly Architecture,LLC.

According to the resolution, O’Kelley Architecture, LLC anticipates that the construction budget is plus or minus $450,000.00 for the modification of said building located at 1010 Douglas Ave.

Finally the council heard from Guest Speaker Chelcy Green in regard to vaccinations and a recent study conducted by University of South Alabama’s Mitchell Cancer Institute with Dr. Casey Daniel. “We have been working in the Brewton, Atmore, and Flomaton communities since last summer to promote the upcoming School Based Vaccination Clinics,” said Green.

Many local stakeholders have assisted in the project such as Stephanie Alaniz, Lead nurse of  Escambia County Schools,  Dr. Marsha Raulerson, Local Pediatrician,   Kenneth Varner, Superintendent of Brewton City Schools, and Connie Baggett, Brewton City Mayor’s Office. She spoke about the benefits from the vaccines and announced that vaccines will be given in Escambia County Schools on March 17th, and Brewton City Schools on March 18th.