Winfield Council

Cheer, track team honored; Arno, Thornell give updates

Northwest Alabama Economic Alliance (NWEDA) President David Thornell distributes informational broshures to the council.

WINFIELD - The Winfield City Council held its Tuesday, Feb. 19, meeting in the Pastime Civic Center to honor the members of the Winfield City High School varsity cheer squad, cheer coach Sandra Seals and the WCHS track team.
Winfield Mayor Randy Price presented resolutions to Seals, the cheer squad and the track team for their recent accomplishments on the national and state level.

Winfield Mayor Price hosts Christmas luncheon

Luncheon
City of Winfield employees were treated to a Christmas luncheon hosted by Winfield Mayor Randy Price at the Winfield Community Center in the Ivan K. Hill Recreational Park on Thursday, Dec. 20, in Winfield. Price and his wife,Tammy, pay for the event which the mayor says is a way for him to show his appreciation for the city employees. “These employees make my job easier.

Council honors Pirate football team

WINFIELD - At the Tuesday, Dec. 4, Winfield City Council meeting, the council approved a joint resolution with the Winfield Board of Education, recognizing the Winfield Pirate varsity football team that was presented to the team at the Dec. 11 Pirates’ girls varsity basketball home game.
This resolution commended the team for its excellent performance during the 2018 football season, in which the team had an 11 - 0 season record.
The Pirates won the Region IV championship, the Marion County championship and the West Alabama Conference championship.

Councilors say Woodvale parking major problem


Winfield City Councilman Tim Garrison (left) told the council that parking on Woodvale Street, which intersects Highway 118 and sits adjacent to Abby Nicole’s in Winfield, is problematic. Garrison made a recommendation and a motion to pave the small street and enforce no-parking laws to accommodate traffic.

WINFIELD - The Winfield City Council voted to pave and stripe 250 feet of Woodvale Street, located off of Highway 118, next to Abby Nicole’s retail store, in an effort to cut down on shoppers parking on the sides of the street. The action took place at the Tuesday, Dec. 4, meeting.
The suggestion received criticism from councilman Chris Ballard, mayor Randy Price and Winfield Police Chief Brett Burleson, along with Abby Nicole’s owner Brandon Webster, who believes the issue to be personal instead of a public concern.

Price will clean up to set example

WINFIELD - In response to comments made by city residents, Winfield Mayor Randy Price told the council and audience during the Tuesday, Nov. 19, council meeting that he would be cleaning up the clutter at his businesses, as well as expecting other home and business owners to keep their properties presentable.
“We’ve had complaints about certain landowners with messy properties,” said Price. He told the council that he had received calls and comments regarding at least two disheveled residences in the city.

Park receives $10K grant for accessible bathrooms

Winfield’s Komatsu Mining Corporation donated $10,000 to the Ivan K. Hill Recreational Park in Winfield for a renovation that will give the park all-accessible restrooms. Pictured are (from left) park board members Randy Earnest, Chris Carothers, park director Gina Bryant, Komatsu Human Resource Manager Ronnie Howard, Winfield Mayor Randy Price and park board member Bobby Bryant

WINFIELD - Winfield’s Ivan K. Hill Recreational Park received a $10,000 grant from Komatsu Mining Corporation that will partially fund new all-accessible bathrooms.
This change was inspired by Girl Scout Wren Williamson, who approached both the park board and the Winfield City Council requesting that action be taken to make the bathrooms handicap accessible.
Williamson has been conducting fundraising projects, hoping to purchase an adult-sized changing table for the new bathrooms.

 

City 2019 FY budget leaves $68K surplus

WINFIELD - On Thursday, Oct. 4, the Winfield City Council approved the 2019 Fiscal Year budget, which predicts that the city will end the fiscal year with $68,548 surplus funds.
Included in the budget are two enormous payments that will  pay off the city’s purchase of property at the industrial park, as well as some remaining debt from the defaulted Sterling RV company.