By Nathan Prewett
MOODY – A regular meeting of the Moody City Council on Monday, Feb. 8 heard reports from department heads, the announcement of the second vaccine clinic, and approved a rezoning request from two residents for 147 acres of land.
At the beginning of the meeting, Public Works Director Mike Staggs announced that the second round of COVID-19 vaccinations will be held on Feb. 18. The Alabama Department of Public Health will host a two-dose clinic at the Civic Center from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
However, according to the center’s Facebook page, the clinic is for those who received their first vaccine on Jan. 21. Those who received that first vaccination may return on Feb. 18 to get a second.
The Moody Civic Center is located at 200 Civic Center Dr.
The council heard reports from department heads for the month of January, including the police and fire departments.
The Moody Police Department reports that there were 1,158 calls for service, 26 arrests, 110 warning citations, 51 misdemeanor cases 48 closed), 31 felonies (15 closed), one juvenile case and mileage was 15,227.
Fire and Rescue Chief Larry Horton reported that there were 183 responses for January, including two fires, 110 emergency medical situations, ten vehicle wrecks, 49 public service responses, and five false alarms.
The council later approved the requests of Chad Camp and Harold Smith to rezone approximately 147 acres of land at the end of Taylor Trail in Taylor’s Cove from R-1 (Single Family Residential) to AG-1 (Agricultural). A public hearing and first reading were held on Jan. 11 on the rezoning prior to last night’s meeting.
The meeting consisted mainly of purchases for the Public Words, police, and fire departments. The council took the following actions listed below:
- Approved a request from Parks and Recreation Director Mike Staggs to purchase crushed brick infield mix for $9,504,
- Approved Staggs’ request to extend the Civic Center Front position advertisement for the 2021 calendar year,
- Approved a request from Moody Police Chief Thomas Hunt to purchase 17 tasers for the department (According to the agenda the first year cost will be $4,500, budgeted in Capital Outlay. Years 2,3,4 and 5 will be $8,754.88 per year, which will be budgeted in contract services for the years 2022 to 2025. The purchase will outfit each officer with a new X7 taser),
- Approved Hunt’s request to repair Unit 347 for $305,
- Approved Hunt’s request for Lt. Reece Smith to attend a records management seminar in May for $495,
- Approved a request from Library Director Patsy Spradley to renew the yearly subscription to the Atrium Circulation System eZcat, and OPAC Snapshot for $2,285,
- Approved Horton’s request to purchase medical supplies for $2,000,
- Approved Horton’s request to send Fire Inspector James Mulkey to the Inspections and Investigations Conference at Guntersville State Park not to exceed $625,
- Approved Horton’s request for a thermal imaging camera for $1,400,
- Approved Horton’s request for emergency medical training materials for $1,000
- Approved Lee’s request for the purchase of a tractor for the Public Works department not to exceed $12,500, and
- Granted an alcohol license to Logan’s Roadhouse.
Meetings of the Moody City Council take place on the second and fourth Mondays of every month at 670 Park Ave.