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EB Council offers thanks for services

The East Brewton City Council met in a regular session on Monday with a chance to offer thanks to those who came to the aid of the city.

Mayor Terry Clark issued a special thanks to Alabama Power Company through Sam Schjott who was present for the meeting. Schjott serves as APCOs governmental and community relations manager.

“We appreciate the response we got from Alabama Power,” Clark said. “We didn’t even have to make a call and ya’ll were there.”

Clark said city employees had to wait for the power to be shut down to safely go about the work after an EF2 tornado ripped through the city on June 19.

“There have been times in the past that we had to make a couple of calls to finally get folks here from the company,” Clark said. “But, not this time. Ya’ll had your folks here helping before we could get started. We appreciate all of the work they did to keep our workers safe and to help get power restored to the city.”

Schjott said he was thankful for the city’s help as well.

“I want to thank you Mayor,” Schjott said. “And the whole community. Because of the work of your people, it allowed us to get a lot done in a short time. The fire department and police department helped us so much with traffic control allowing our people to work to restore power and keep everyone safe.”

Schjott told the council the 200 crew members replaced 46 poles, 60 transformers and strung more than 100 spans of line.

“When I looked at the numbers at 6:30 that morning, everything was fine,” Schjott said. “But at 7:35 a.m., it was a different ballgame. We are glad to be of service to the city and to our customers.”