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Council approves annexation request

News Staff Writer

Atmore City Council members unanimously approved during their Monday (March 27) meeting the annexation of approximately 100 acres of land that is jointly owned by a trust, an investment corporation and two individuals.
The property owners — Margherita J. Soule Revocable Trust, Red Maple Investments LLC, Carl E. Jones and Ariene J. Sevy — had requested at the March 13 council meeting that the council accept their petition to be brought within Atmore’s corporate limits.
The land is “just west of Tiger-Sul,” Mayor Jim Staff said.
The city is now awaiting passage of the local act by the Alabama Legislature. Such passage is expected within the next couple weeks as the current legislative session continues. It will then be advertised in local newspapers for four weeks before formally becoming law.
In other business conducted Monday, the full council:
*held a first reading of a resolution to designate as surplus and dispose of “personal property owned by the City of Atmore that is not needed for public or municipal purposes.” The property — a wrecked firetruck and a garbage truck without a transmission, along with some air compressors and pull-behind generators – will be sold as one lot for $13,500.
*approved the annual Women of Distinction Breast Cancer Walk, which is to be held October 14. Participants will trod from Atmore City Hall to Heritage Park, where a brief program will be held.
WOD President Yolanda Webster and Vice President Chasity Brown attended the meeting and also gained council approval to lock in the second Saturday in October of each year for the awareness walk. Proceeds from the walk are used to buy gas cards for cancer patients to cover the cost of travel to and from treatments.
*were reminded by District 3 Council Member Eunice Johnson that the annual Autism Awareness Walk will take place at 9 a.m. this Saturday, April 1, from Atmore City Hall to Heritage Park. A brief program will be held at the park, and refreshments will be offered.