By Felicity Holman
REFORM- On January 18, 2022, the Reform city council meeting was called to order by Mayor Melody Davis.
The council approved the minutes as well as the payables.
Beginning in old business, Mayor Davis called on Pamela Trammell of the West Alabama Regional Commission to speak on the work being put into the test well situation. Trammell opened by passing contracts to the council members to be discussed later.
The June 4, 2020 Carrollton Town Council meeting began with Mayor Mickey Walker giving a COVID-19 update. “Since the last meeting, the Governor has slacked up on the guidelines, so we slacked up on the stores as long as they maintain six foot distance,” Walker said. “If that changes again with the Governor, we will change with it because we’ve already got that ordinance in effect.”
Walker mentioned that the city had received a Pickens County Medical Center water bill and received payment for $5,623.11 last month and the balance is $63,869.20.
On April 13, 2020, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) wrote a letter to Governor Kay Ivey, urging her to take swift action to protect Alabama’s vulnerable water customers who are facing extreme distress during the COVID-19 pandemic through a statewide moratorium.
The letter stated that water is a human right and a basic necessity and that access to safe, affordable water is critical to stop the spread of the virus through handwashing and other recommended hygiene practices.