By Donna Bain
ALICEVILLE- The Aliceville City Council meeting was held on April 12, 2023. Mayor Pro Tempore Robert Wilder called the meeting to order. Mayor Terrence Windham and Councilwoman Rebecca Gilliam were not in attendance. Following the invocation, the Council voted to accept the minutes from the March meeting with a motion from Councilman Chris Lewis and a second from Councilman Thomas Wilkins. The Council members voted to pay the city’s bills with a motion from Councilman Wilkins and a second from Councilman Lewis.
In unfinished business, the Council voted to table the decision on raising the millage rate for the City of Aliceville with a motion from Councilwoman Tayla Ball and a second from Councilman Lewis. The Council is still taking bids on work to prevent the leakage of water into the City Hall building. With a motion from Councilman Lewis and a second from Councilwoman Ball, the Council voted to table the acceptance of bids to renovate City Hall until the next meeting.
In new business, the Council voted to make a proclamation to designate April 2023 as Fair Housing Month. The motion to accept the proclamation was made by Councilman Lewis, and the second was given by Councilwoman Ball.
“Whereas, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 as amended, set forth the national policy of Fair Housing without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or disability,” said Algene Strickland, City Liaison, as she read the proclamation. “The City of Aliceville proclaims April 2023 as Fair Housing Month.”
Next on the agenda was to allow community members in the audience to speak.
See complete story in the Pickens County Herald.