Regular Session Minutes of the
Council of the City of Dora, Alabama
January 26, 2023
The Council of the City of Dora, Alabama met in the Dora Municipal Building at 6:00 p.m. We were led in prayer by Mayor Stephens. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Stephens.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Stephens. Roll call was taken by Stacy Turner. Present at the meeting were David Box, Norman Holt, Chris Edwards, Gary Thomas, Hezekiah Walker, Jr. and Mayor Stephens were present. George Sides, Jr. and Randy Spears were absent. A quorum was in attendance.
Item #5— Proclamation in Honor of Simmons’ Family – Mayor Stephens presented the proclamation to honor Matthew Simmons, Matthew Peyton Simmons and Benjamen Wade Simmons. Gary Thomas made the motion to accept the proclamation honoring the Simmons’ Family. Hezekiah Walker, Jr. seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item#6- Approval of Minutes- The minutes of the January 12, 2023 were reviewed. A motion was made by Hezekiah Walker, Jr. to accept the minutes as written. The motion was seconded by Norman Holt. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #7 – Old Business –None.
Item #8— Bill List – A motion was made by Norman Holt to approve the bill lists dated January 24, 2023. Motion was seconded by Norman Holt. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #9 –Park Department Request– Norman Holt made a motion to approve the replacement purchase of a Frigidaire seven cubic feet chest freezer for the concession stand for $228. Gary Thomas seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #10 – Walker County Hall of Fame–Norman Holt made a motion to purchase a $1,000 ad in the Walker County Hall of Fame 2023 Program. It is a ½ page ad for The City of Dora and ½ page ad for Horse Creek Golf Course. David Box seconded the motion.
Item #11-Sale of Unneeded Municipal Property– Chris Edwards made a motion to have the property surveyed to obtain the legal description of the property that Chris Wise wants to purchase from the City of Dora in order to declare that property as surplus property. Chris Wise will pay to have the land appraised. David Box seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #12-Civic Center Appliances- Hezekiah Walker, Jr. presented several different appliance options for the civic center to include residential and commercial grade gas and electric stoves and warmers. Chris Edwards made a motion to purchase the Winholt Non-Insulated Mobile Heated Cabinet w/35 pan capacity for $1631.15. Gary Thomas seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #13-Police Department Insurance Settlement- David Box made a motion to accept the offer from Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation for the total loss of Officer Jackson Hall’s 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe for $24,229 and receive a salvage title for the vehicle to be able to keep the vehicle and use it for spare parts. Norman Holt seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
Gary Thomas made the motion to adjourn the meeting. Mayor Stephens seconded the motion. All in favor and meeting was adjourned.