Winfield City Council

Henger gives update to Winfield council


Northwest Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Bob Henger speaks to the Winfield City Council during the council’s Tuesday, Aug 20, meeting in Winfield.

WINFIELD - Northwest Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Bob Henger appeared before the Winfield City Council at its Tuesday, Aug. 20, meeting to give an update on the hospital.
Henger, who came out of retirement two months ago to run the hospital, appeared before the council at the request of councilman Chris Ballard. Ballard has been requesting an appearance from the CEO for a few weeks. Henger was scheduled to appear at the Aug. 6 meeting but missed due to surgery.  

Council votes to allow draft beer bill

WINFIELD - The Winfield City Council passed a resolution during a special-called meeting on Monday, April 29, to allow local legislators to introduce a draft beer bill into the 2019 regular session of the Alabama legislature. If passed, the bill will allow the council to decide whether or not to allow the sale of draft beer within the city limits of Winfield. The council held the meeting to vote on the measure after the Winfield Alcohol board recommended that the council look into draft beer sales.

Council votes to increase penalties on late garbage payments

WINFIELD -  In an effort to rein in the late payment of garbage bills, the Winfield City council passed a resolution that increases the monetary penalty on a late payment.
“Mayor, we’re having some issues with people not paying their garbage bills in a timely manner,” Winfield City Attorney Todd Atkinson said, introducing the resolution at the council’s Tuesday, April 2, meeting.

Hospital getting back on track

WINFIELD – The Winfield Healthcare Authority told the Winfield City Council that Northwest Medical Center was well on its way to getting on-track since it was purchased by the authority in May at the Tuesday, Aug. 21, council meeting.
Hospital chief executive officer Michael Arno said that the financial situation of the hospital is very positive after the nearly three months of operation under the new ownership.

Penney Plaza ready for businesses


Penney Plaza, a newly constructed commercial business center, is finished and ready for businesses to occupy its five units. The plaza is located directly off Exit 30 where Interstate 22 meets State Highway 129.

WINFIELD - Construction has recently finished on Penney Plaza, located at the junction of Interstate 22, Exit 30, and State Highway 129,  and it’s ready for new or existing businesses to move in.
The plaza is located in a large area just off the interstate, known as Grey’s Landing, where owner Grey Land has extensive plans for the area.

 

City to receive sewer grant for industrial park


The Winfield City Council discusses a grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs that will allow the city to run sewer lines to the industrial park. Mayor Randy Price assured the council that these types of projects are necessary for recruiting businesses to the area

WINFIELD - Mayor Randy Price announced at the Tuesday, May 15, city council meeting that the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs had offered the city $300,000 toward installing sewer lines at the industrial park.
Price told the council and visitors that access to these resources are crucial for securing businesses for the area.