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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Scottsboro City Council Regular Session June 22, 2015

Scottsboro City Hall (photo by G. Morgan)

Several issues came before the council at Monday evening's session. 1) A budget amendment for repairs at the Scottsboro Public Library in the amount of $5825.00. 2) A Budget Amendment was approved for the Parks and Recreation Department for batting cages, the amendment is not to exceed $30,000.00. Several local organizations have pledged funds for the facility upgrade. Total cost as reflected in the bid process was $43,955.00. 3) Porter Road resurfacing work is to begin 90 days from Friday June 26, 2015, date of bid opening. The projects total cost is $3.89 million of which the City of Scottsboro will be responsible for $778K. 

The City Attorney, Steve Kennamer, recommended that the city drop the services of JCS, Judicial Collection Services, for fines collection for the Municipal Court due to a law suit brought by the Southern Poverty Law Center, SPLC, brought against JCS in Federal Court, the  Case Docket, RICO (Racketeering case) involvement -  http://www.splcenter.org/sites/default/files/downloads/case/1_-_complaint.pdf  The SPLC suit will involve any municipality utilizing JCS. Scottsboro's contract with JCS is being terminated per the contract.

4th of July First Monday will have an aditional date added, Friday, July 3rd, the event will be Friday-Monday (Monday is a work day)July 3-6, 



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