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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WINFIELD - After hearing the Winfield Police Department describe its need for new software in two separate meetings, the city council was unable to vote on the matter.
WPD Lt. Rusty Hulsey first requested the Canon Solutions America cloud-based server at the Thursday, Oct. 18, meeting, where he described the perks of the Canon Solutions system.
Hulsey told the council that, because the city no longer has a contract with A1 Computers in Guin, he is unsure whether WPD records are being backed-up.