By Erica Thomas, managing editor
TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City Council passed a resolution approving an audit for the fiscal year 2017 – 2018. The audit was performed by Till, Hester, Eyer & Brown, PC accounting and consulting firm in Birmingham. The city was given the best opinion possible with no issues.
The council also approved a resolution approving personnel policies for the city. The adoption of the personnel procedures is a part of the separation from the Jefferson County Personnel Board. The mayor said a lot of the policies will stay as they were. In fact, city attorneys said they started to process by using existing rules and regulations from Jefferson County. The city then looked at other municipalities to expand the policies. One change was made to protect the rights of employees by ensuring due process in the event of an employee complaint. The new rules create a board for hearing grievances. The council has the right to modify personnel policies in the future.
The city approved Vision Landscapes, Inc. to do the landscaping and maintenance of the Quad 1 section of downtown Trussville. Mayor Buddy Choat said some of the landscaping will begin this fall.
The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce’s Fall Carnival will be Oct. 17 – Oct. 29. It will be in the field across the street from City Hall.
Approved as part of the consent agenda was the following:
Lock Picking & Specialized Entry – Findley – Titusville, FL – Dec 5-6 – $495.00 plus expenses
Leadership Conference – Rosetta – Hoover – Oct. 22, 2019 – $30.00
Basic Swat & NFDD Certification – Swope – Anniston – Oct 14-18 – $385.00 plus expenses
Sandi Wilson – Senior Games – Lanett, AL – Oct 6-10, 2019 – Lodging $664.00
Approve Community Grants program for Senior Citizens’ Center – $10,000
Promote Jacob Sartain – Teen Librarian effective Oct 1 – Grade 18, Step 1
Hire Ivy Alyssa Mills – Part-time Civic Center – Grade 6, Step 1
Merit increases effective Sept. 28, 2019
Inspections Erin Hamilton – Grade 16, Step 2
Heather Mathis – Grade 13, Step 2
Police Casey Shelnett – Grade 17, Step 4
Cynthia Holcomb Morris – Dispatch – Grade 16, Step 10
Benjamin Short – Grade 17, Step 10
Fire Albert Frank Tinney, III – Grade 26, Step 10
Walter Darren Dukes – Grade 24, Step 8
Ricky L. Vest – Grade 19, Step 10
Park & Recreation Joshua Lamar Taylor – Grade 18, Step 3