East Brewton closes city hall lobby

Published 12:21 pm Tuesday, August 10, 2021

For residents seeking to do business at East Brewton City Hall, the drive-through lane is the only option at this time.

According to East Brewton City Clerk Kristie Edwards, the lobby is closed to regular business due to the rise of COVID-19 cases throughout the area.

“We closed the lobby last Monday,” Edwards said. “It’s a precaution we took to keep everyone safe.”

In other business in the city, the East Brewton City Council met Monday to discuss the renewal of a franchise agreement with Mediacom.

East Brewton Mayor Terry Clark said the agreement is the same as in years past.

“We have signed the agreement before and this is just a renewal of the same agreement we already have in place with Mediacom,” Clark told the council.

The agreement has a four percent return on revenues from the company to the city. Those funds are paid quarterly, Clark said.

In other business, the council:

• Approved the accounts payable of more than $87,000 which includes $35,000 for a recent paving project in the city. The paving costs were attributed to a portion of Victory Street in the city recently paved by Robbie’s Dozer and Construction Services;

• Approved a resolution to allow for a one-time pay increase for employees of the city;

• Heard from Clark regarding the solicitation for bids on paving projects planned for Schad and Harold Streets in the city. Funding for those projects, and others, will be made available through the Rebuild Alabama gas tax funds expected in the upcoming fiscal year;

• Heard from Clark regarding work on a new water tank and building to be shared by the city and the East Brewton Water Board. Clark said the cost would be $130,000 for the city but would allow for additional storage freeing up space at the city’s workshop on Forrest Avenue.

East Brewton City Council meets the second and fourth Monday’s of each month at East Brewton City Hall. Meeting time is at 5:30 p.m. and are open to the public. Those who attend are asked to observe social distancing and are encouraged to wear masks while in the city hall.