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Senior Exercise Equipment

EXCITING NEWS!
The Town of Millport is excited to announce the new senior exercise equipment has been installed. We had generous grants from Tombigbee RC&D an Weyerhaeuser to help with the cost. We still have ground cover to put in place and allow time for the cement to set.
We do ask that it not be used until those things are in place which should be the first of the week.

EXCITING NEWS!

EXCITING NEWS!
Mayor Stanley Allred, Millport Town Council, and the Town employees are happy to announce the Town of Millport was awarded a Drinking Water State Revolving Fund grant on October 16, 2023 in the amount of $1,713,000. This is a no match grant which will enable the Town to update a lot of our water system and replace our oldest water tank which is 75 years old.
We want to thank Senator Greg Reed and Representative Tracy Estes for their help in securing this grant for Millport. 2024 is shaping up to be a very productive year for the Town of Millport. Thanks to all of our citizens for their support.

Waste Management Guidelines

Mayor Allred and I have been trying ever since Waste Management went to the new truck with the arm for a notice we could send out with the new guidelines. We finally got one late yesterday afternoon. This flyer gives you the instructions for garbage pickup. The day of pickup has not changed. We will be mailing this out to all Millport residents.
We apologize for all of the confusion, but we were not given notice of Waste Management's changes until now.
If you would like an additional can, I will gladly print out the form you will need to pick one up. There will be an additional $5.00 per month charge per additional can. You can have up to 3 cans total.

Millport City Park

Mayor Stanley Allred and the Town Council would like everyone to notice the clearing of underbrush at Millport City Park. If you have areas that need to be cleared, Chad McCool is the man to do it for you. He did an excellent job. Now this area will be easier for the Town employees to keep under control.

Council Meeting Updates

At the Council Meeting on Monday, August 14, 2023, the Council voted to approve Ordinance 2023-08, replacing Ordinance 2020-11-02 changing only Section 2 regarding Council meeting days. The new Ordinance changes the Council meetings from 2 times a month to 1 time per month still meeting on the second Monday of each month. As with all of our Ordinances, this change has gone through our attorney and found to be legal and upstanding. This Ordinance can be viewed in its entirety in the Documents section of this website.

Garbage rate increase

GARBAGE RATES: In reading this week's edition of the West Alabama Gazette, Mayor Allred realized he must not have been clear on the garbage rate increase. THIS INCREASE IS NOT FOR THE CITIZENS OF MILLPORT! This is an increase in what Waste Management charges the Town for residential garbage pickup. Please understand your garbage fee will NOT increase at this time.

So thankful for a Volunteer Fire Department that strives to be trained in all aspects of their job. Air Evac came to Town Hall on Friday, May 26 to provide additional training on what Air Evac does and what they need the Fire Department to know if they come on the scene. This insures safety for all involved, Air Evac staff, Volunteer Fire Department staff, and most importantly the patient.

Retirement of Robby McAdams

Please join the Mayor, Town Council, and Town employees in wishing Robby McAdams congratulations and best wishes on his retirement effective May 1, 2023. Even though you will be missed we hope you enjoy your retirement.

2023 Municipal Clerks Week

At Monday night's Council Meeting, Mayor Allred presented Clerk Linda Ferguson with a Proclamation showing appreciation for all she does in her position. He stated it has been said my other Mayors that if the Town Clerk walked out the Mayor would walk out behind her. He thanked Clerk Ferguson for all of her hard work and dedication to her job and efforts to make things better in Millport. Clerk Ferguson thanked the Mayor and Council for their support stating she would not be able to do all that she does without their support.

Garbage Pick UP

Waste Management has changed to a different type of truck for garbage pick up. This truck has a mechanical arm that grips the can and raises it over the truck and dumps in the top of the truck. With this change, you need to have your garbage can(s) on the side of the road with space on all sides. If you have 2 cans, do not place them touching each other. That arm will need space on both sides to grab the cans. Also, no extra bags or boxes will be collected, only what is in the cans. Please be aware of these changes and have your garbage out either Tuesday evening or very early Wednesday morning.

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Council Meeting Updates

In Monday night's Council meeting, Mayor Allred welcomed guest Tom Weismiller with C3 for Economic Development. Mr. Weismiller updated the Council on projects they will be working on for this year. In other business, Ordinance 2023-01-23 regarding mobile homes and RV's was presented to the Council. The Council voted unanimously to pass the Ordinance. The Ordinance addresses the guidelines for placing a mobile home within the city limits of Millport. The current mobile homes and RV's are addressed as well. Replacing any existing mobile homes would have to be done according to the Ordinance. Please contact Town Hall if you have any questions.

New Businesses to Millport

Mayor Stanley Allred and the Town Council would like to welcome the new businesses to Town. Magnolia Mae's and Cypress Slough Outfitters are in the store across from Pheb's. The Mill is next door to Family Dollar/Dollar Tree. And South Lamar Laundromat is in the old laundromat building.
Make an effort to go by and welcome them to Town and help support them.

PROJECT LIFE SAVER

Project Life Saver Delivery! These guys were getting in flight hours and delivering supplies for Project Life Saver. This project is administered by Chief Charles White. It is a program for people caring for those with dementia, Alzheimer's, autism, etc., that have a tendency to wander off and get lost. It is an excellent program. If you and anyone you know would like more information, please contact Town Hall 205-662-4228.

NEW PICNIC TABLES

Mayor Stanley Allred and the Town Council are thankful to Tombigbee RC & D for the grant that allowed us to purchase 6 new picnic tables for the walking track. There are 3 - 6 foot standard tables, 
2 sit-a-round tables, and 1 - 8 foot wheelchair accessible table. Take advantage of this beautiful weather we are having and have a picnic at the walking track.tables 1 - Copy

NEW BUSINESS IN MILLPORT!

Mayor Stanley Allred and the Town Council are please to see a new business coming to Town. After many years, Millport will once again have a laundry mat. Be watching for opening day. Welcome to Millport, South Lamar Laundry!

Council Meeting Updates

At last night's Council meeting, Mayor Allred had the privilege of swearing in Mr. Nicky Leonard to fill the District 4 vacancy for the remainder of the term. This seat was declared vacant when Mr. Tim Fields resigned as he had moved outside of the town limits. Mr. Leonard will serve until the next municipal elections in August 2025. Please join us in welcoming Mr. Leonard to serve the community in this capacity.

Council Updates

At the Council meeting on Monday, September 26, 2022, the Council attended to several orders of business.

The Council approved the 2022/2023 budget for the Town.

The Council appointed Nicky Leonard to fill the vacancy in District 4 for the remainder of the term. 

The Mayor and Council recognized Clerk Linda Ferguson for earing the designation of Master Municipal Clerk awarded by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks. This is the highest designation awarded by IIMC.

Councilmember Tim Fields

The August 22nd Council meeting was Tim Fields last meeting representing District 4. We celebrated Tim with a Proclamation honoring his service to the Town, a plague, and a reception after the Council meeting. Best wishes to Tim and Tammy on their future endeavors.

Hyper-Reach

Lamar County EMA will be using Hyper-Reach as a means to notify citizens of severe weather events. This system will send a text message or make a voice call to the number you provide when severe weather is in our area. You can sign up at hyper-reach.com/allamarsignup.html or by calling our office at 205-662-4228.

July 4, 2022 - Biggest Crowd so far!

Millport saw the biggest crowd so far at the July 4th Celebration hosted by the HALOS! There was plenty of music and food and also lots of activities for the children. Mayor Stanley Allred and the Town Council want to give a huge "THANK YOU" to the HALOS for all of their hard work in organizing such a spectacular event.

West Alabama Mayors Association Meeting

Mayor Allred hosted the West Alabama Mayors Association Meeting on Thursday, June 16, 2022. After their business meeting, Mayor Allred introduced Mr. Greg Cochran with the Alabama League of Municipalities as the guest speaker. Mr. Cochran talked about the partnership between the League and the municipalities of Alabama. He stressed the many things that can be accomplished by all of us working together. After Mr. Cochran's presentation, the group enjoyed a meal provided by the South Lamar Fuel Center.

Lamar County Officials meet with ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell

On Thursday, June 22, 2022, C3 Director Tom Wisemiller and ADECA Director Kenneth Boswell toured Marion, Lamar, and Fayette counties. They met with elected officials in each county and spent time discussing issues each county was facing. Director Boswell offered advice on ways his department as well as other departments in Montgomery might could help with these issues. He also offered different ways these elected officials might approach their issues and find other ways to address them.