The Scottsboro City Council approved a one-time pay raise for city employees at its dual session Monday evening. The raise will serve as a Christmas bonus, and it is the same amount as last years bonus.

The council discussed several items at its work session Monday night. It discussed the Historic Preservation Commission. Scottsboro Mayor Robin Shelton said there was some need for this committee in the near future because of renovations to some downtown buildings.

The committee is a seven-member board, and all members must live within the city limits. Anyone interested in applying for the committee must apply in writing to the city clerk’s office by Friday, Nov. 15 by 4:30 p.m.

The council discussed the annual oil bid. On Sept. 23, it awarded the bid to the McPherson Company. The McPherson Company rescinded its bid, and the council awarded the bid to Jackson County Oil, the next lowest bidder.

It discussed and approved the HVAC maintenance bid for the city. Southern Heating and Cooling bid $12,825, while Central Air Conditioning bid $12,850. The council awarded the bid to Southern Heating and Cooling.

The council discussed and approved a heater for the municipal airport maintenance hangar. The city leased the building in the summer, but the building does not have heat.

The building requires a specialty heater for safety reasons. The cost for the heater is $14,784, and the funds would come out of sales tax.

It discussed and approved a resolution to re-bid the recycle building renovation bid. Solid Waste Director Stacy Ledwell said they sent out bids with a bailer extension, and the bids were much higher than expected. Ledwell said that probably was not feasible right now, and he requested to re-bid and delay the bailer extension.

The council also decided to fund the airport grant with the funds it is receiving from the bond refunding.

It appointed Deanna Hughes and Sandra Herring to the library board. It also appointed Sue Moore to fill in for an open vacancy on the library board. It appointed Vickie Sanders, Vicky Watts and Tracy Phillips to the Tourism Advisory Board. It also announced Museum Commission Vacancies.

There are three vacancies and they are five-year terms. Anyone interested should apply in writing to the city clerk’s office by Friday, Nov. 15 by 4:30 p.m.

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