Atmore City Council

Nuisance properties ID’ed
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore City Council members tackled a seven-item agenda at their Monday, August 12, meeting, including the declaration of 29 properties as public nuisances due to unmown grass and/or a preponderance of weeds on each. The nuisance properties are located throughout the city, from Ann Street to Wilson Avenue, and Codes Enforcement Officer Chris Black said the council action would allow the placement of signs…
No quorum for council meeting
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore City Council’s scheduled Monday (July 22) meeting was called off when only two council members were able to attend. District 1’s Webb Nall and District 3’s Chris Walker met behind closed doors with Mayor Jim Staff for several minutes before the three elected officials joined City Clerk Becca Smith at the council table. District 4’s Susan Smith was in St. Louis for a…
Land deal fails again
Council still at impasse over 10-acre hospital plot By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Members of the Atmore City Council remained at an impasse, failing for the third time in eight months to make a decision on a request by local healthcare officials for 10 acres of prime land on which a new hospital could be built. A late change to the agenda brought the issue before the council during…
Study approved
First step in city school system? By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer In a meeting where most of the discussion took place after formal adjournment, Atmore City Council members voted unanimously on Monday (March 25) to hire a Vestavia Hills firm to help determine the feasibility of forming a city school system. The council action marked the first step in a long process toward deciding whether or not to create…
Council agrees to fund feasibility study for city school system
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Organizers of an effort to form a city school system got what they wanted when Atmore City Council members agreed during their March 11 meeting to “move forward” on the issue by paying for a study to determine the feasibility of such a move. The decision came after about an hour of confusion, debate and redundancy, during which supporters of the move repeated many…