Atmore City Council

Finally, a decision
Council approves land swap for new hospital By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer For Escambia County Healthcare Authority officials, the Monday (March 9) Atmore City Council meeting represented a case of “fourth time lucky.” The council, having failed three times to act on a request for a donation of 10 acres in the Rivercane retail-industrial park for a new hospital, approved by a 4-1 vote a land swap under which…
Council approves surplus sale, demolitions
By DON FLETCHER News Staff Writer Atmore City Council members voted unanimously during their Monday, February 24, meeting to approve the costs of demolishing or repairing three properties that have been declared nuisances and to sell 16 surplus vehicles. Codes Enforcement Officer Chris Black said the properties have already been demolished. The costs associated with each are 154 Trout Street ($5,667.71); 1126 South Presley Street ($4,820.40), and 214 Mobile Street…
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…