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City council approves historic committee

The Atmore City Council approved a city ordinance to establish a historic preservation commission at its meeting Monday night.

The ordinance, 2019-01, gives the city council the authority to form a committee for the commission.

According to the ordinance, the commission’s purpose is to establish a uniform procedure for use in providing for the protection, enhancement, perpetuation and use of places, districts, sites, buildings, structures, objects, landscape features and works of art having a special historical, cultural or aesthetic or value.

The commission will consist of seven members appointed by the mayor and ratified by the city council. Each member will serve three year terms, and can be reappointed.

In other business, the council:

  • approved the Ladies of Essence Mardi Gras parade route. The parade is slated for March 2 at 1 p.m. In case of rain, the parade will be canceled;
  • didn’t accept the deed for the Atmore Area YMCA building to pass to the city; and,
  • heard a presentation by Recruiter Anne Powell on the need for census takers for the 2020 census.