Valley Grande holds final city council meeting of 2019

Published 8:08 am Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Valley Grande held its final City Council meeting of the year on Monday.

The entire city council was present: Mayor Matt Dobbs, council members Tammy Troha, Ronnie Sawyer, Jimmy Johnson, Tim White, Lamar Morgan and city treasurer Janet Frasier.

A concession bid for Valley Grande City Park was the only new business, which the council unanimously approved. Frasier said it’s the same minimum $1,000 bid was submitted.

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Dobbs expressed concern about the possibility of another year without Co-Ed softball to go along with youth baseball.

“There are no guarantees, I’m trying to cover our basics,” Dobbs said.

Dobbs also said he spoke with Maynard, Cooper and Gayle law firm and a former Prattville mayor about an economic development project.

Valley Grande Public Safety Director Boyd Pugh reported eight calls, which included two automobile wrecks and two house fires. Pugh added that a woman was found dead woman inside a home, but didn’t reveal the deceased’s identity.

The council discussed adding two cameras to the city’s new building to prevent people from trespassing on the property. Troha suggested putting up 24/7 to remind people they’re being watched on camera.

The next city council meeting will be held on Jan. 6 at 6 p.m. at Valley Grande City Hall.