Atmore City Council

Club owner: Not enough time to prepare for revocation hearing
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer The co-owner of an Atmore business whose license was recently revoked by the city council said Monday that she and her co-owner husband did not find out until too late about a November 13 public hearing that resulted in the revocation. Mary Frye — accompanied by her son Bobby — offered an explanation for the absence of the owners of the former Chick-A-Dee Club,…
No land for hospital
Lack of motion kills land donation… for now  By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer At the Monday, October 22, Atmore City Council meeting, council members didn’t turn down the proposed donation of 10 acres of prime Rivercane real estate for location of a new hospital. Neither did they vote for the measure. Instead, the four council members present refused to introduce a motion to transfer the land to the Atmore…
Council approves budget
Smith expected hospital land vote; not held By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore City Council members unanimously approved during their Tuesday, October 9, meeting a Fiscal Year 2018-19 budget that represents an increase of about 1.33 percent over last year’s funding package. The meeting was held on Tuesday due to city offices being closed on Monday for Columbus Day. “It’s basically like it was last year,” said Mayor Jim…
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,…