Regular Session Minutes of the
Council of the City of Dora, Alabama
April 13, 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, George Sides, Jr., Norman Holt, Chris Edwards, Gary
Thomas, Hezekiah Walker, Jr and Mayor Stephens were present. Randy Spears was absent. A
quorum was in attendance.
Item #5- Approval of Minutes- The minutes of the March 23, 2023 were reviewed. A motion
was made by George Sides, Jr. to accept the minutes as written. The motion was seconded by Chris Edwards. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #6 – Old Business – Update on Purchase of Used Skid Steer for the Golf Course-The approved skid steer from Jam Construction that was to be purchased had to be bid according to bid law and before this process was completed, the skid steer had been sold to someone else.
Handicap Sidewalk Project Quotes-We received three quotes for the handicap sidewalk project.
Suburban Concrete- $17,000
- The Best Group- $14,780.00
- Jimmy Haun- $11,500.
Norman Holt made a motion to award the sidewalk project to the lowest bidder for the handicap sidewalk project-Jimmy Haun for $11,500. David Box seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
Settlement Agreement-AJ’s Good Spirits-The City of Dora was projected to receive $26,582
from the settlement agreement. The City has received $22,494, a difference of $4,088 for
Avenu’s collection fees, etc.
Item #7— Bill List – A motion was made by George Sides, Jr. to approve the bill lists dated
April 11, 2023. Motion was seconded by Gary Thomas. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #8 –Departmental Reports– A motion was made by George Sides, Jr. to approve March
2023 Department Reports A-G. Norman Holt seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #9 – Dora High School Wrestling Team Sign–Chris Edwards made a motion to purchase
a Welcome to Dora sign from Avid Signs that also recognizes the wrestling team’s state
championship. Matt Woods will cover the cost if it exceeds $300. David Box seconded the
motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #10-City of Lights Donation– The City of Dora has received $32,859.17 thus far from two
of the settlements from the AL Opioid Litigation. There are at least five more pending settlement agreements. These funds have certain criteria for their usage which includes treatment and prevention of opioid addition and education of opioid usage. George Sides, Jr. made a motion to make a donation of $20,000 to the City of Lights-Mayberry Center to help them build their new men’s treatment facility. In the future, the additional funds the City receives may be used towards a school intervention program to educate children of the danger of opioid addiction. David Box seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #11-Park Department Requests- AED purchase- The battery pack and pads that were ordered in January for the AED at the ballpark concession stand are on a manufacturer backorder and there is no estimated date of arrival. Norman Holt made a motion to purchase a Phillips AED sale price $1,870. Gary Thomas seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
Fire Ant and Mosquito Defense Service- A quote was received from Tru Green for fire ant
control for $2,850 and mosquito service for $1,500. A second quote was received from Blanton Exterminating for $1,554 for fire ant control and $206/month for mosquito control (during spring-summer months of mosquito activity). Both quotes for fire ant protection guarantee one year of fire ant control but no guarantees regarding mosquito control. The coverage areas include all baseball fields and the grassy area behind the playground. Gary Thomas made a motion to approve the quote from Blanton Exterminating for fire ant and mosquito control. Chris Edwards seconded the motion. David Box abstained. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #12-Ordinance #2-2023- First Reading of Ordinance #2-2023-Drummond Annexation.
Mayor Stephens presented the petition from Drummond Company requesting annexation into the City Limits of the City of Dora. There will be a work session scheduled for Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at Dora City Hall with Drummond Company to discuss the terms and conditions of their annexation.
Gary Thomas made the motion to adjourn the meeting. Norman Holt seconded the motion. All in favor and meeting was adjourned.