By Nathan Prewett
MOODY – The Moody City Council met briefly on Monday, Feb. 22 for a regular meeting in which the council granted funds to the Friends of Moody Schools Foundation.
The meeting began with a moment of silence for the current rate of deaths from COVID-19, which recently passed 500,000. Afterwards the council approved multiple expenses, including the granting of $1,000 to the foundation.
The Friends of Moody Foundation is a long-standing organization in Moody, having been first established in roughly the late 1970s or early 1980s, council member Brenda Crowe said. It is a 501 (c) organization, said Mayor Joe Lee.
The foundation regularly supports the local schools with money for scholarships and items that teachers will need.
“If there’s a need at the schools they work with [the foundation] to get computers and class items and those kinds of things,” Lee said.
The funds granted by the council will go to scholarships for local students.
Additionally, the council approved a request from Moody Fire Chief Larry Horton of a Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan was required in order to receive a FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant in the case of any future emergencies.
“We have to have something in place for a hazard mitigation plan,” Lee said. “It’s developed by the EMA and the firemen, so that plan is what [the council] were approving tonight.”
In other business, the council:
- Approved a request from Horton to renew the incident emergency reporting system for $2,741.20,
- Approved a request from Horton for a service contract on all city fire extinguishers for $400 annually,
- Approved a request from Horton to purchase four sets of firefighting turnout gear for $12,204,
- Approved Lee’s recommendation to send a city employee to HR/AAPPA training at Auburn not to exceed $700,
- Approved a memorandum of understanding between the St. Clair County Board of Education and other agencies providing SRO’s in the schools,
- Approved a request from Moody Police Chief Thomas Hunt to surplus Car #327, which is a 2012 Dodge Charger and
- Approved the purchase of three Tahoe vehicles for the police department from reserve funds for $140,000.
The Moody City Council meets on the second and fourth Mondays of every month at City Hall, located at 670 Park Ave.