Baseball agreement, Tree commission leads Selma City Council meeting

Published 7:26 pm Monday, March 13, 2023

The City-County Baseball agreement  and Tree commission will be among the topics discussed at Tuesday’s Selma City Council meeting.

All of the items were discussed at Thursday’s City Council Work Session

The City-County Baseball agreement  between the City of Selma and Dallas County was one of the Business Items for Selma City Councilman Clay Carmichael, who presided Thursday in the absence of City Council President Billy Young.

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Selma Mayor James Perkins Jr. and Dallas County Probate Judge Jimmy Nunn signed the agreement last year. City Attorney Major Madison said the deal was for one year and both sides did not want to continue the deal.

Another item on Carmichael’s list was the Tree Commission, which he believes should be active in the city. Madison said over 400 trees are put on public lands and some will need to get taken down.

The city council will consider several citizen’s request:

-Kimesha Alvardo requested a donation for a Palm Sunday event at Ronnie Sharpe Park on April 2, the week before Easter.

-Mae Frances Brown’s Site Seek for a sign to get placed at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge, 2023, remember the tornado.

-Gloria Simmons discussing the AUM Foundation P2S Program, where its helps At-Risk students from public schools earn college scholarships. She wants the city council’s support.

-Former Selma Mayor George Evans

sought permission to use the Amphitheater stage and George P. Evans building to host Fun Day for special needs children from Selma City Schools, Dallas County Schools and Cahaba Mental Health Programs on April 27 from   9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

The only person on the Citizen’s Concerns for the City Council meeting is Snow’s Cleaning Service owner LeMarkus A. Snow, who will discuss Park Fields and Accountability.

Also on the agenda is the Attorney’s Report of Major Madison and Mayor’s Report by Selma Mayor James Perkins Jr.