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Council taps Dickinson, Corman for vacancies

By By SHERRY DIGMON
Advance Staff Writer
The Atmore City Council named Dickie Dickinson to the Atmore Education Revenue Commission at Monday's meeting. He was selected to fill the vacancy left by Jeannie McGehee who recently moved. Dickinson will complete McGehee's term which expires in July 2002. Woodrow McCorvey and Murray Johnson are the other two members of the commission, which administers one-third of a one-cent sales tax. The funds are distributed among the four public schools in Atmore.
Dickinson was nominated by Councilman Jim Staff. Councilman John Garrard nominated Ann Moore Stephens, but his motion died for lack of a second.
The council reappointed Jane Corman to the Library Board at the board's request. Her term expires in Jan. 1, 2001.
In other business, the council
adopted Resolution 012-00 to certify the results of the special election on the ad valorem tax held Nov. 14. The official vote was 228 for and 79 against.
heard a report from County Commissioner Wiley Tait and County Administrator Tony Sanks on the Martin Luther King sewer project. The county received a $500,000 CDBG grant from ADECA to extend sewer service to 62 households (202 people) in an area which includes a portion of Johnson Street, a portion of Martin Luther King Avenue, and a portion of Terrace Street and America Street.
The county, the city of Atmore and the Atmore Utilities Board are joining forces to meet the matching portion of the grant which is $56,000. The commission had appealed to the city for help earlier this year, but the council was advised by the city attorney that the project was not eligible for city funds. However, the Atmore Utilities Board pledged its assistance.
Garrard and Watkins were on the council when the commission appealed for funds the first time.
The county does not have the right of way down MLK, Sanks said, so the pipe will have to be installed under the center of the road. Of course, he added, the street will be resurfaced and may in fact be better than it is now.