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Council appoints HPC member, OKs special events license

News Staff Writer

Atmore City Council members knocked out a two-item business agenda in less than five minutes during their Monday, February 13, meeting.
The only business items taken care of Monday were the appointment of an individual to a city commission and the issuance of a special business license.
First, Lori Stinson was appointed to serve a one-year term on the city’s Historic Preservation Commission (HPC). (Commission members do not get paid but may be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred on behalf of the board.)
The council then approved a $112 special events license to be issued to Justin Pace, who will bring Radio Controlled Drag Racing League (RCDRL) competition to the city “near the end of the month.”
The series of remote-control vehicle races, in which individuals may race for fun or compete against other RCDRL drivers, will take place on the roadway adjacent to the Hampton Inn, at Rivercane.
Mayor Jim Staff said several competitors and fans from Hawaii had already booked rooms in local hotels for the event.
After Council Member Eunice Johnson provided an update on the burst city water main (see separate story, this edition), the meeting was adjourned.
The next regular council meeting is set for Monday, February 27, at 4 p.m.