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City of Linden participating in severe weather tax holiday

The City of Linden will participate in Alabama’s Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday on the weekend of Feb. 21, giving residents a chance to stock up on or replace vital supplies costing less than $60 tax-free. Generators purchased for $1,000 or less will also be tax-free during the weekend.

During the Jan. 7 meeting, the city council also addressed a request from representatives of the Fountain of Youth Community Camp asking for financial assistance with the organization’s new location’s power and water. The request failed due to lack of motion.

After brief discussions regarding complaints of service at Jack’s on Hwy. 43, Council Secretary Bruce Ward was directed to contact representatives to pass along the complaints.

Moore also announced that, due to a 1984 grant agreement with ALDOT stipulating that the city manages upkeep for the Shiloh Street railroad crossings, paint for striping has been purchased and the task will begin as soon as workers are available and weather permits.

The next scheduled meeting of the Linden City Council will be Tuesday, Jan. 21, 4:30 p.m., at city hall. The public is invited to attend.

(This article originally appeared in the Wednesday, January 15 issue of the Demopolis Times.)