Notice

 

 

Reminder to the citizens of Dora – Discharging firearms inside of the city limits is unsafe and illegal. The city's ordinance has been on the books since 1966, but recent complaints of gunfire inside the city limits highlights the need to send out a reminder of the law. Please click on the link below to read the Ordinance.

 

City Ordinance 2-1966

 

 

Council approves financing for golf course clubhouse

 

DAILY MOUNTAIN EAGLE

 

By Lea Rizzo

 

DORA - The Dora City Council made great strides in locking down the financing of the Horse Creek Golf Course clubhouse at Tuesday's council meeting.

 

The council unanimously approved Ordinance 3-2016, which allows the city to authorize the issuance and sale of municipal bonds to finance the clubhouse.

 

Mayor Randy Stephens explained, "By selling bonds, you pay more in the upfront fees but what you save in interred covers that cost you pay upfront."

 

He added that the city has received a 2.69 percent 20 year interest rate on the clubhouse loan.

 

He said this is slightly higher than the originally quoted interest rate of 2.5 percent because the market moved before the city could lock in the initial interest rate.

 

"I don't believe you'd get a lower rate anywhere you went," council member Clyde Nix said.

 

Stephens assured Nix that he had checked around with other institutions about financing and interest rates.

 

Due to the council's approval of the ordinance Tuesday night, the city could be able to close on the financing deal on Thursday.

 

Joe Jolly and Company will be selling the bonds on behalf of the city and the loan will be serviced by First Commercial Bank.

 

Later in the meeting, the council unanimously voted to create a bank account for the loan amount of $1.105 million with First National Bank. The city is required by law to set up a separate bank account for the bond money. This money can only be used for the clubhouse project.

 

Stephens, Nix and City Clerk Marcy Brown were named as check signers on the account in the motion to approve creation of the account.

 

In an update on the progress of construction, Stephens said a two inch water main had been put in and that one of the trailers has already been moved and set up to use as the temporary clubhouse. The second trailer that was being used as a pro shop will be put into surplus and bids will be taken on it to sell it.

 

"We are well under way and things are going good," Stephens said.

JOB POSTINGS

 

 

Position of:

Pro Shop Clerk  – Horse Creek Golf Course

City of Dora

 

Full Time Position

 

Applicants should submit their application

 to the office of the City Clerk at Dora City Hall or to the golf course..

For more information, contact Don Cummings, General Manager at 205-648-1494.

 

Duties:

• Clerk

• Golf Cart duties

• Concession

• Quick Books, Microsoft Word & Excel experience required

• And all other duties as directed by the supervisor

Must be able to work different shifts including morning and closing shifts, with occasional weekends. Must pass a drug screen and criminal background check. Full benefits included.

This job will be posted from January 26, - February 5, 2017.

 

Position of:

Pro Shop Clerk  – Horse Creek Golf Course

City of Dora

 

(2)Part - Time Position

 

 

Applicants should submit their application

 to the office of the City Clerk at Dora City Hall or to the golf course..

For more information, contact Don Cummings, General Manager at 205-648-1494.

 

Duties:

• Clerk

• Golf Cart duties

• Concession

• And all other duties as directed by the supervisor

Must be able to work different shifts including morning and closing shifts, with occasional weekends. Must pass a drug screen and criminal background check.

This job will be posted from February 8 - 17, 2017.

 

Welcome to The City of Dora

 

The City of Dora is an old city with new ideas. The town has a lot to offer business, industry and residents. Dora has access to Corridor X which is the main Interstate between Birmingham, Alabama and Memphis, Tennessee making it ideal for light industry, trucking, and retail. Low taxes, a friendly government and room to expand makes ideal for business. Residents will love Horse Creek Golf, which is a first-class golf course owned and managed by the City of Dora. The first Horse Creek Jubilee Festival is planned for the spring of 2014, and will offer arts, crafts, music, and fun for the entire family. The history of Dora is interesting. The coal that was mined from the hills and hollows around Dora, helped build America during the 1800 and 1900s.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

 

TO IMPROVE THE PHYSICAL, SOCIAL, AND ECONOMIC STATUS OF THE CITIZENS OF THE CITY OF DORA BY INVOLVING THE PUBLIC IN THE GOVERNMENTAL PROCESS, BY PROVIDING ACCURATE INFORMATION AND SERVICES IN A PROFESSIONAL, TIMELY MANNER AND BY MAKING INFORMED DECISIONS THAT WILL IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR ALL OUR CITIZENS.