Demopolis City Council approves two items during short meeting

Published 9:30 am Wednesday, September 7, 2022

The September 1 meeting of the Demopolis City Council was a short one as the council only voted on two items.

The first approved item was the purchase of a green mower for the Park and Recreation Board for $43,446.73, and the second was approving DHS for the Homecoming parade on Thursday, September 29.

In the work session before the meeting, Airport Manager Jason Pendergrass reported that the airport had been approved for a $1 million grant to help construct the terminal building. Pendergrass said the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) “have been good to us” in helping to secure funding for the terminal building project. They were able to pull funding from other projects to support the construction.

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A start date for the construction has not been set yet.

Building Inspector Julius Rembert reported that he has been working with local contractors to demolish the old motel building on Hwy. 80 E. The property has been abandoned for several years and Mayor Woody Collins said “it’s time for it to go.”

Rembert also reported that he has permit applications for a new Raceway gas station to be built on the property between the Red Barn Restaurant and Vowell’s Marketplace.