Mayor, council to run for reelection

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Atmore Mayor Jim Staff and the city council announced their intentions to run for another term at a city council meeting on Monday afternoon.

Staff and the council, which includes Chris Harrison, Susan Smith, Cornell Torrence, Webb Nall and Chris Walker, will finish their first four-year term when the upcoming election cycle begins.

“During our first term, we’ve seen an outstanding four years,” Staff said. “The whole council needs to be patted on the back.”

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Staff said he doesn’t think anybody can grasp what the council has done for the city.

Qualifying for municipal elections is July 5-19, 2016.

During the city council meeting, council members approved a few resolutions to apply for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) for the industrial access road in the Rivercane Development north of the interstate.

The council adopted a resolution to apply for a CDBG grant for water and sewer improvements; and approved a resolution designating Staff as the grant administrator for the CDBG grant.

In other business, the council:

• adopted a resolution appointing City Clerk Becca Smith as the election manager;

• approved an ordinance making qualification fees $50; and,

• approved the use of Heritage Park for the department of correction’s state picnic on May 20, 2017.