During Monday’s meeting of the Cedar Bluff Town Council, the council approved the minutes from the previous meeting in addition to approving the financial statements from the month.
Police Chief Steve Walden presented the monthly report for his department and the council approved the appointment of three additional firefighters to the Fire Department.
In other business the council discussed amending the town’s sewer ordinance to state that any motor home, camper, RV or any similar type structure on or off wheels is to have to hook up to sewer if the sewer line is Cedar available.
The State Law currently says that if you are in the flood easement area you have to hook up to sewer or have a ‘honey wagon tank’ and cannot put in a holding tank with the exception being if the camper is on wheels. Basically stated, the town is simply enhancing the ordinance to include those types that are not on wheels.
This is being done after meetings with the Utility Board between Alabama Power Shoreline Management and the County Department of Health and is response to several complaints from citizens from the Hidden Cove area.
The council also voted to rebid the park expansion project due to the fact that the only bid that was received was sixty percent over the cost proposed by the engineer, that bid was rejected. The cost to rebid will be $500.
The town also received for the upcoming proposed budget the renegotiated E 911 contract which included a slight increase. The increase, according to EMA Director Shawn Rogers is due to a payroll adjustment. Cedar Bluff’s part will be an increase of $5,000 – $2,500 for fire department and the same amount for the police department.