Linden Fire Department receives funds

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 20, 2007

LINDEN &8212; Sen. Hank Sanders recently awarded the Linden Fire Department $3,333 as part of his efforts to support public safety, councilmen announced at Tuesday&8217;s City Council meeting.

Also related to public safety, the council voted to approve a traffic study by the Alabama Department of Transportation at the intersection of Highway 43 South and County Road 28 East near Marengo Nursing Home.

If the traffic study shows the need for a traffic light at the intersection, the cost of the project will be around $70-$80 thousand.

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During the last meeting, the council discussed what to do with property owned by the Howerton family. They agreed to tear down the property and allow the Howertons to repay the cost of the project over a two-year period. City attorney Woody Dinning sent notification to the Howertons to have the building cleared out by the end of the month so the demolition could begin.

The board discussed the terms for three Industrial Development Board members, Charles Ballas, John Weaver and Kevin Dixon, which will expire in October. The council voted to reappoint Ballas for an additional term.

In other business, the council:

4Approved the proposed budget for the 2007-2008 fiscal year.

4Appointed Dorothy Gamble to the Utility Board.

4Appointed Helen Nichols to the Health Care Authority.