SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The 5A basketball state champions, the Sylacauga Aggies, were honored at Tuesday night’s Sylacauga City Council meeting.

The Aggies defeated the Eufaula Tigers 79-78 in overtime on Saturday at Legacy Arena at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in the title game.

“God bless you gentleman for a fine win for the 5A state of Alabama championship,” said Mayor Jim Heigl. “This is quite an honor for me, not only as the mayor of Sylacauga but as an S Club alumni,” he said.

The Mayor presented and read a certificate to the team:

Certificate of Recognition. The City of Sylacauga, Mayor, and City Council with recognition of the Sylacauga Aggie Basketball team and their Coach Will Copeland with the perseverance and the hard work that won the state’s 5A basketball championship. This is Sylacauga’s first win in the state championship since 1988. These gentlemen have made their school and community proud. Signed and sealed this day, of March 2018 – Councilman Lee Perryman, Councilman Ashton Fowler, Councilwoman Tiffany Nix, Councilman Dallas Davenport, and Councilman Donnie Blackmon, and yours truly, Mayor Jim Heigl. Congratulations coach, and team, on a job well done.

“I am very blessed to have been able to work with these players and these excellent coaches,” said Coach Copeland. “I am thankful to be their coach and appreciate our wonderful city that has supported us in our postseason run to number one in the state.”

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During the regularly scheduled work session, the council discussed a human resource partnership with Tate Associates, LLC. Major Heigl encouraged the council to move forward due to the importance to update job descriptions and city procedures. The council accepted a proposal from the company for provision of HR/Payment Compensation services under its Gold Partnership plan at a projected cost of $2,595 per month for a minimum of 12 months. (5-0)

The Council conducted new business:

  • Approved resolution authorizing expenditure in the amount of $5,000 to the Sylacauga Arts Council, Marble Festival Fund to be used to promote the City of Sylacauga, its marble resources and history, and to help defray expenses of promoting and hosting Sylacauga’s annual “Magic of Marble Festival” to be held April 3-14, 2018. (5-0)
  • Accepted recommendation from the Center of Municipal Solutions (CMS) as consultant for City, to approve resolution authorizing a special use permit for Verizon to modify existing equipment on the existing 123′ self-support tower located at 105 East Second St. (5-0)
  • Accepted recommendation from the Center of Municipal Solutions (CMS) as consultant for City, to approve resolution authorizing a special use permit for Sprint to modify existing equipment on the existing 250′ self-support tower located at 2155 Settlement Rd. (5-0)
  • Accepted recommendation from the Center of Municipal Solutions (CMS) as consultant for City, to approve resolution authorizing a special use permit for Sprint to modify existing equipment on the existing 250′ self-support tower located at 596 Sorrell Rd. (5-0)
  • Approved request from the Sylacauga Planning Commission to authorize funding for Lawrence Wilson (Engineering Design Technologies, Inc.) to review the proposed Subdivision Regulations; estimated cost of services $1,000. (5-0)
  • Approved application for Retail Beer (Off Premises Only) license and application for Retail Table Wine (Off Premises Only) license from Moran Foods, LLC, DBA Save-A-Lot Store 386 located at 204 W. Ft. Williams Street in Sylacauga. (4-1 – Councilman Blackmon voted ‘nay’)
  • Approved request from Fire Chief Adam Gardner to authors entry rate of pay for F/T Firefighter Reid Tapley at Pay Grade PS-1, Step 1 at a rate of $12.08/hour; $35,163.14. (5-0)
  • Approved request from Police Chief Kelley Johnson to authorize and expenditure in the amount of $1,541.42 to EasyDrift, LLC for the purchase of one (1) set of EasyDrift Rings to be used for the purpose of providing in-house SkidCar training. (5-0)
  • Appointed Jon Hall to the Zoning Board of Adjustment (aka Board of Adjustments and Appeals) for three-year term ending January 2021. (5-0)
  • Appointed Linda Dickson to the Historical Commission for a three-year term ending March 2021.
  • Approved travel/expenses for PD Sgt. Shane Bland to attend the Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events Instructor Training to be held in Orange Beach April 3, 2018 totaling $310.95. (5-0)
  • Approved travel/expenses for PD Officer Kelly White to attend the Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events Instructor Training to be held in Orange Beach April 3, 2018 totaling $75.00 (5-0)
  • Approved travel/expenses for PD Christopher Gallops to attend the Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events Instructor Training to be held in Orange Beach April 3, 2018 totaling $75.00 (5-0)
  • Approved travel/expenses for Admin/Finance Acct. Clerk III Kristi Thompson to attend the Alabama Revenue Officers Certification Training Institute to be held in Tuscaloosa, April 3-6, 2018 totaling $751.36 (5-0)
  • Approved travel/expenses for Admin/Finance Acct. Clerk III Sandy Sorensen to attend the Alabama Revenue Officers Certification Training Institute to be held in Tuscaloosa, April 3-6, 2018 totaling $645.85 (5-0)
  • Approve travel expenses for HR Specialist Jayne McGee to attend the Southern Regional IPMA-HR/AAPPA Conference to be held in Birmingham, May 21-23, 2018 totaling $506.33 (5-0)
  • Authorize payments totaling $216,162.24 for balance of accounts payable invoices received for January 2018. (5-0)
  • Approved payment to Timmy R. Epperson in the amount of $7,500 and allowing peterson to retire pursuant to a settlement agreement, and authorizing Mayor Heigl to execute settlement agreement relative thereto. (5-0)

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