Regular Session Minutes of the
Council of the City of Dora, Alabama
July 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 Gary Thomas. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mayor Pro-Tem
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Pro-Tem Norman Holt. Roll call was taken by Stacy
Turner. Present at the meeting were David Box, Norman Holt, George Sides, Jr., Randy Spears,
Gary Thomas, Hezikiah Walker, Jr. Chris Edwards and Mayor Stephens were absent. A quorum was in attendance.
Item #5-Approval of Minutes-The minutes of the June 22, 2023 council meeting were
reviewed. A motion was made by George Sides, Jr. to accept the minutes as written. The motion was seconded by David Box. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #6-Old Business-Hezikiah Walker, Jr. informed the council that he had copies of Parrish and Jasper’s nuisance ordinance and recommended a possible work session in the future to amend our current nuisance ordinance.
Item #7-Bill List-A motion was made by Randy Spears to approve the bill lists dated July 12,
2023. Motion was seconded by George Sides, Jr. All in favor and the motion carried.
Item #8-Departmental Reports-A motion was made by George Sides, Jr. to approve the June
2023 departmental reports A-G. David Box seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion
carried. Hezikiah Walker, Jr. requested more information be given in the park report in the
Item #9-Dora Lake Restocking-Randy Spears presented the management plan
recommendations by Southeastern Pond Management for the Dora City Lake. It is recommended that the lake be catch and release only at this time to allow the fish to grow in size. George Sides, Jr. made a motion to initiate the fertilization program which cost $160.42 per month and stock one load (approximately ten thousand) of adult thread fin shad which cost $2,100 (two thousand one hundred dollars and no/100 per load). David Box seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
The management plan recommended an automatic fish feeder but more information was needed to be able to approve this purchase. The proposal will also include an annual electro fishing evaluation which would occur Summer 2024.
Item #10-Jackson Tree Service Quote-George Sides, Jr. made a motion to accept the quote by
Jackson Tree Service to trim all the overhanging limbs/trees from the areas of 80 Sharon
Boulevard to 4000 Sharon Boulevard and from 1225 Glover Road to 1500 Glover Road. Gary
Thomas seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.
Randy Spears made the motion to adjourn the meeting. David Box seconded the motion. All in favor and the motion carried.