City authorizes purchase of tractor-cutter during Monday meeting

Published 5:03 pm Monday, June 10, 2024

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Representatives of P.E.I.R, a substance abuse recovery organization, spoke about an upcoming event in August

The Atmore City Council adopted a resolution authorizing the purchase of a tractor and cutter off the state bid list during its regular meeting Monday.

The resolution – 2024-06 – was for the purchase of a John Deere Tractor and Cutter off of the state bid list through a sourcewell contracte for $84,434.83.

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In other business, the council:

• heard a presentation from representatives with P.E.I.R. (people engaged in recovery), a state-certified non-profit organization that helps people recover from drug and alcohol addiction.

The organization provides a range of non-clinical peer services through certified recovery support specialists who utilize their own lived experience with substance use disorder to help individuals and/or their families find their own pathway to recovery. P.E.I.R. has a Mobile office, which covers Baldwin, Clark, Conecuh, Escambia, Monroe and Washington counties.

P.E.I.R. was recently a vendor at the Mental Health Awareness Walk and Resource Fair.

Amanda Gray, a support specialist with the organization, said they are certified through the Alabama Department of Mental Health.

Gray said on Aug. 31, 2024, an event will be held at Boxcar Willie for those they have lost to a substance abuse overdose this year.

The event will be called Hope and Light in the Darkness. A candlelight vigil and observation will be held.

Additionally, narcan training, speakers and resources will be available.

The event is going to be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.