Halloween set by city

Published 10:54 am Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Atmore City Council approved a motion to move trick-or-treating to Tuesday night, Oct. 30 due to concerns from local churches that want to have their customary Wednesday night services without disappointing children in their annual quest for candy.

In other business the council:

• Approved the 2012-13 operating budget of $8,725,592

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• Accepted a bid from Sansom Equipment Company for a new Elgin Pelican P street sweeper. The bid came in at $157, 288, which was noted as being $5,000 less than Daleville recently paid for one. The equipment will take 90-120 days for delivery. The Elgin Pelican P was noted as the same sweeper the Alabama Department of Transportation uses.

•Approved the sixth annual Stomp the Yard to be held Oct. 6 at Houston Avery Park

•Approved the Relay for Life 5K Bike and Run to be held Nov. 10 starting at Atmore Community Hospital, as long as the group notifies the Atmore Police Department. The group would also like to hold a motorcycle ride on March 16 and that was also given approval.

•Approved the Harris St AOH Church of God holding a tent revival on Oct. 22-24 between 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Councilman Cornell Torrence gave a reminder that ending promptly at 9:30 p.m. is important for the sake of young children with early bed times and out of respect for the elderly.

•Approved a request for a three-year extension through 2016 on a lease of farm lands

•Called attention to the mandatory public awareness program through the utilities board informing the public of pipeline safety