By Nathan Prewett, For the Tribune
MOODY – The runners-up of a recent state softball championship game in Millbrook were recognized at a meeting of the Moody City Council on Monday, July 11.
The Park and Recreation department’s 6U team were runners-up at the Alabama State All-Star Softball Championship tournament, in which they squared off with Hoover. The Devils lost by one point as the final score was 11-12. Before this, they finished third in pre-area and third in the area.
Councilman Nick Rutledge presented certificates to the team members. Those recognized were:
Khloe Bilbro, Lacyn Dixon, Rylee Tittle, Joslyn Evans, Hannah Hicks, Harper Isbell, Caroline Lipscomb, Rivers McDougal, Rowan McDougal, Marlie Oliver, Aubree Smith, Piper Stewart, and coaches Jason McDougal and Matt Gordon.
“These girls did awesome,” Jason McDougal said. “I mean one of the most achieved teams I’ve seen. They did awesome.”
The council heard from department heads, with Police Chief Thomas Hunt reporting 1,586 calls, 60 arrests, 42 warning tickets, wrote 123 citations, 96 reports, 68 felonies (closed 52), 48 misdemeanors (closed 23), and vehicles drove 15,256 miles. In addition, $3,391 were spent on vehicle maintenance.
Fire Chief Larry Horton reported 176 responses, three fires (two residential, one vehicle), 103 emergency medical calls, 10 vehicle wrecks, 13 public services, 22 lift assists, 25 false alarms, and two mutual aids. The average dispatch to enroute time was one minute, 56 seconds and the average enroute to arrival time was seven minutes, 14 seconds.
In other business, the council:
- Held a public hearing for a property owner requesting a zoning change from B-2 (General Business) to I-1 (Light Industrial) in which no one spoke for or against and is scheduled to be considered on Aug. 8,
- Approved Horton’s request to purchase two Pelican 1465 drug boxes for $675,
- Approved Horton’s approval to have the annual pump inspection and test done on the pumps at the Industrial Park for $1350,
- Approved Horton’s request to enter into a contract with Locality Media, Inc. dba First Due, to ensure access to fire and EMS records for the remainder of this fiscal year (09-30-2022) for $2873.40,
- Approved Horton’s request to have annual hose testing done for $3,400,
- Approved Horton’s request to repair two breaks in the fire lines coming from the Industrial Park Water for $6,000,
- Approved a request by Parks and Recreation Director Mike Staggs’ request to repaint and repair rooms at the civic center for $2,500,
- Approved a request from Hunt for the transport of a deceased body for $480,
- Approved Hunt’s request to purchase two tires for Unit #347 for $297,
- Approved Hunt’s request for a new catalytic converter for unit # 352 at the cost of $1,600,
- Approved a request from Mayor Joe Lee for Moody to enter into an agreement with The River 94.1FM radio station as a media partner for $1,500 per month,
- Approved Lee’s request to give Moody Chamber of Commerce $3,000 for Oktoberfest expenses, and
- Approved upgrading the IP infrastructure not to exceed $30,000.
Meetings are held on the second and fourth Monday of every month at 6 p.m. at Moody City Hall on 670 Park Ave.