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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.