Guin Council

City will cover individual health insurance premiums

GUIN - City employees are receiving additional benefits just in time for the holiday season.
The Guin City Council voted unanimously at its Monday, Dec. 2, meeting to begin covering 100% of individual employee health insurance premiums.
As health insurance premiums for the city are increasing 5%, Guin Mayor Max Maddox and City Clerk Rebeca Markham presented the council with different health insurance options during a work session preceeding the official council meeting.

Alexander sworn in


Kathy Alexander is shown taking her oath as a Guin city council member during a regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 18, at Guin City Hall. Shown in the background is councilman Jerry Gann.

GUIN - Guin city councilwoman Kathy Alexander has officially returned to the position after swearing in during the regular meeting held on Monday, Nov. 18, at Guin City Hall.
Alexander’s appointment to the city council follows the death of former councilman Troy Hightower who served on the council for 25 years.
“Troy wanted to adjourn every meeting, Kathy, that may be your job now,” said Guin Mayor Max Maddox jokingly after Alexander’s swearing in.

Weatherly, Guin Elementary staff honored by council

Guin Elementary School principal Joshua Weatherly (left) and District 17 State Rep. Tracy Estes, R-Winfield, are shown holding a certificate honoring Guin Elementary School for receiving the National Blue Ribbon award for the school’s academic excellence. The certificate was presented by Estes during a regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 18, at Guin City Hall.

GUIN - Guin Elementary School Principal Joshua Weatherly and members of the school staff were honored for receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award during a regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 18, at Guin City Hall.
Guin Elementary School was one of only six schools to receive the award in the state this year.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, the recognition is based on Guin Elementary School’s overall academic performance and progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups

Police Chief introduces new hire

GUIN - Guin Police Chief Doug Webb introduced a new hire to the Guin Police Department during the Monday, Oct. 21, Guin City Council meeting.
The mayor pro-tem, councilman Bobby Bellew,  was filling in for Guin Mayor Max Maddox, who was absent. Councilmen Gary Randolph and Troy Hightower were also not present.

Council hears from principals, tables discussion on water board members


Marion County High School Principal Dustin Silas distributes information sheets to Guin City Council members at the Tuesday, Sept. 3, meeting.

GUIN - Marion County High School Principal Dustin Silas and Guin Elementary School Principal Joshua Weatherly appeared before the Guin City Council to present their respective school reports on city tax money during the council’s Tuesday, Sept. 3 meeting.
Silas reported that the high school balance is $11,288.15 and Weatherly reported a current balance of $17,863.44.

Dixie Paving to pave three streets

GUIN -  The Guin City Council voted to contract with Dixie Paving in Haleyville to pave three streets at a cost of $50,000 during the Monday Aug. 5, council meeting.
The streets are 14th Avenue East, 10th Street and 15th Ave. E that connect Alabama State Highway 43/278 with County Road 44.
Guin Mayor Max Maddox said he had spoken with a few different street pavers and they all quoted him near the same amount for the job.

Council changes meeting times, will hold work sessions


Guin City Attorney Jerry Hester (left) shows a map to the Guin City Council concerning a plot of land in the Hidden Pines subdivision during the council’s Monday, April 15, meeting.

GUIN-  The Guin City Council voted to change the start time of its meetings from 5 p.m to 5:30 p.m. to allow for a work session before the start of its first meeting of the month. The council meets each first and third Monday of the month in the Guin City Hall council chambers. The council will now hold a 30-minute work session starting at 5 p.m. before the first meeting of each month.
The change was voted on after councilman Jerry Gann voiced his concerns about city financial statements.

Meeting ends early amid shouting, finger-pointing


Guin Mayor Max Maddox points to councilman Roger Agnew during a discussion at the Monday, April 1, Guin City Council meeting.

GUIN - What began as a discussion regarding fire hydrants ended in a shouting match, finger pointing and the abrupt end to the Guin City Council’s Monday, April 1, meeting.
The uproar arose after mayor Max Maddox took up the third item on the meeting’s agenda--the repair of fire hydrants.
The city has been compiling a list of hydrants around the town that need repairs.
Maddox said that he had made contact with a hydrant repairman in Tuscaloosa.

 

Council votes to do away with cumulative voting

Guin City Councilman Roger Agnew (left) looks on as councilman Bobby Bellew announces the spring cleanup day for Guin at the Monday, March 18 council meeting. Bellew said the cleanup day will be held on April 27.

GUIN - The Guin City Council voted to do away with cumulative voting as the method of electing council members at the council’s Monday, March 18, meeting.
Cumulative voting is a form of voting that allows each voter to cast multiple votes for one candidate. The method allows for a low population of racial minorities in a certain district the chance to gain representation on a governmental board or council.