LOXLEY — After approving the minutes from the May 14 council meeting and paying routine bills, the Loxley Town Council voted to suspend the rules and then passed an ordinance for a General Obligation Warrant in the amount of $560,000. The funds …
LOXLEY — After approving the minutes from the May 14 council meeting and paying routine bills, the Loxley Town Council voted to suspend the rules and then passed an ordinance for a General Obligation Warrant in the amount of $560,000. The funds will be used to implement a radio-read system for the Utility Department.
The council approved the appointment of Amy Allen and Sonja Franklin the Planning Board of Appeals for terms of three years each.
A public hearing was set for July 9 at 6 p.m. on a recommendation from the town’s planning commission to change zoning on the Frankie Wallace property, which adjoins the industrial park on County Road 49, from residential to light industrial.
The council passed a resolution to transfer maintenance of about 3,000 feet of the dirt surfaced County Road 49 North extension from the county to Loxley in exchange for the county allowing the town to construct a lift station on the right-of-way.
Utilities supervisor, Tommy Hudson, was given permission to seek bids on a pickup truck for the utility department to replace on that is no longer in service.
Loxley Police Chief Mike Murphy told the council that he has hired two dispatchers and is in the process of evaluating applications for an additional officer.
The town is planning a July Fourth celebration at Memorial Park, which will include a fireworks display at 9 p.m. The fireworks that couldn’t be used during the town’s anniversary celebration during the Strawberry Festival due to the weather will be used.
Katherine Breeden said the sponsors of the anniversary will be recognized at a ceremony at 8:30 p.m. The Loxley Volunteer Fire Department will sell hamburgers and hot dogs to raise funds for their department.
The July Fourth celebration is still in the planning stage.