Winfield Council

City will back DA’s abuse plan


Mayor Randy Price (center) and the Winfield City Council unanimously voted to pay $2,500 into 25th Judicial Circuit District Attorney Scott Slatton’s plan to hire a female investigator to help victims of sexual abuse, domestic violence and crimes against children. Also shown are councilman Rusty Barnes (left) and city clerk Angie Oliver.

WINFIELD -  The Winfield City Council unanimously voted to financially support 25th Judicial Circuit Court District Attorney Scott Slatton’s new plan to support victims of abuse in the county for $2,500.
Slatton stated that the council would be able to pay a yearly rate of this amount as long as it is willing, noting there will be no obligation to pay a reoccurring amount if the city doesn’t wish to after the first year.

City will purchase old Sitel facility

WINFIELD - The City of Winfield will purchase the old Sitel property for $375,000 after years of the company refusing to sell it.
The Winfield City Council voted 3-2 during its meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 25, to make the purchase.
The purchase was recommended by Winfield Mayor Randy Price. Councilman Anthony Hallmark presented Price’s recommendation as a motion, councilman Rusty Barnes seconded it and councilor Tim Garrison added his support in the subsequent vote.
Councilmen Jimmy Hayes and Chris Ballard both voted against the motion.

 

Price voices concern for those in need

WINFIELD - Following the agenda of a regular Winfield City Council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 4, a Winfield resident asked mayor Randy Price what could be done about supporting a specific individual in need in the city that had asked the resident for food.
Price stated that there was nothing that the city would be able to do financially and further took the time to voice his compassion for those in need and voice his frustration with the court system.

Lake talks Census with City of Winfield

WINFIELD - James Lake with the U.S. Census Bureau addressed the Winfield City Council concerning the 2020 Census during a regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the Winfield City Hall.
At the start of his address, Lake stated that he originally planned to visit Winfield to discuss the Census before the holiday period, but was unable to.
For the past several months, Lake has attended several municipal and commission meetings to discuss the importance of community awareness for the upcoming U.S. Census.

Henger: ‘We are making progress in every way possible’

Northwest Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Robert Henger is shown addressing the Winfield City Council during a regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Winfield City Hall.

WINFIELD - Northwest Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Robert Henger addressed the Winfield City Council concerning the current state and progress of the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield during a regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Winfield City Hall.
“We haven’t turned a corner yet, we don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel yet, but we are making progress in every way possible, I believe,” said Henger in the beginning of his address.

All city employees receive 25¢ raise

WINFIELD - The Winfield City Council voted to approve a 25 cents per-hour raise for all Winfield city employees  at the council’s Tuesday, Oct. 1, meeting. The raise affected all full-time and part-time employees and went into effect the next pay period.
City administrator Mike Watkins presented the city’s 2019-2020 budget to the council for approval which factored in the raise.
Winfield Mayor Randy Price chose to hold two separate votes on the raise and the budget approval.

Sparks fly at work session


Guin City Councilman Roger Agnew says the council needs to be given more detailed bank statements during a work session on Monday, Oct. 7.

GUIN - The Guin City Council held a work session before the start of the regular council meeting on Monday, Oct. 7, in the Guin City Hall.
The council members were given copies of statements that showed what bills were paid and what money was received in the month of September.
During the work session, Guin City Councilmen Roger Agnew and Jerry Gann requested that more detailed financial bank statements should be supplied to council members.  

Council votes to accept deed

WINFIELD -  The Winfield City Council formally voted to accept a deed for a building and a parcel of property at its Thursday, Sept. 19 meeting.
The building, located at 175 State Highway 253 next to the Christian Center of Concern in Winfield, is a former doctors office.
Both the land and the property have a total appraised value of $87,245, city clerk Angie Oliver said, referencing Marion County Tax Assessor maps.

Hayes questions deed acceptance

WINFIELD - In an item of old business at the Thursday, Sept. 5, Winfield City Council meeting, councilman Jimmy Hayes questioned whether the city should accept the deed presented to the city by Northwest Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Bob Henger without voting on it first.