Atmore City Council

Sunshine Law broken?
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore’s mayor and city council dealt with a heavier than usual agenda during their Monday, September 10, meeting, but it was an item that was not on the agenda that resulted in an apparent violation of the Alabama Open Meetings Act. Among other business, council members officially set the annual trick-or-treat period, gave the green light to the purchase of five new police cars…
City hires retail, industrial recruiter
City of Atmore officials have taken steps to fill two of the city’s biggest needs — more retail businesses in the downtown area and a larger manufacturing presence in Rivercane Industrial Park. Officials are banking on the abilities of Tucson Roberts, a retail and industrial recruiter who has enjoyed success in other Alabama municipalities and counties, to help fill those needs. Mayor Jim Staff said the city contracted with Roberts,…
Council deals with condemned property
While the recent focus of Atmore officials has been the rebuilding of downtown, the city’s governing body dealt with demolition during the major portion of its March 12 meeting. The council paved the way for liens against two pieces of property on which all standing structures have already been demolished and approved the demolition of the structures on a third piece of property. “There are two separate resolutions, for the…
City council approves easement
Atmore City Council members approved two measures during their February 26 meeting that paved the way for the sale of a local motel. While both represent a long-term agreement, one will have a short life span. The council voted 4-0 to approve authorization of an easement and encroachment agreement that allows the hotel’s sign to occupy a few feet of city property on which it has stood for more than…
Patriotic Employer Award – Johnson Ford supervisor honored
If Thomas Bailey had any concerns that his military obligation might jeopardize his job at Johnson Ford, he needn’t have. Bailey, who handles Internet Technology responsibilities for the local Ford dealer and is a sergeant in the Alabama National Guard, found out quickly that he had the complete support of his supervisor, Ben Odom, and company president Jim Johnson. That support, along with Bailey’s appreciation of it, was strong enough…