City Council: Elections will be held as planned

Published 4:59pm Monday, August 27, 2012

The Atmore City Council has announced the municipal elections scheduled to be held Tuesday in Atmore will continue as planned. Mayor Howard Shell made the announcement during the council’s regular meeting Monday afternoon, citing a decreased chance of sever weather as a result of Tropical Storm Isaac as the reason for not postponing the elections. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and will close at 7 p.m.

In other business the council:

• Approved “Night on West Ridgeley Street,” a two-hour event hosted by the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce and new businesses recently opened on West Ridgeley. Chamber Director Sheryl Vickery said the event will likely include music, art, food and entertainment coordinated by the participating businesses. The event is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 4, from 5 until 7 p.m.

• Approved resolution 2012-21, authorizing city workers to send formal notices to 20 property owners, instructing them to abate grass and weed nuisances before the end of September. Failure to do so would result in the city stepping in to do the work at the cost of the owners.

• Approved resolution 2012-22, authorizing First National Bank and Trust to “revamp” city loans to include lower interest rates. Shell said that information would be available once the specifics are finalized.

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