City-wide cameras top Council work session

Published 12:39 pm Saturday, September 9, 2023

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The city-wide Camera bid selection and Marina Road highlighted the Selma City Council work session on Thursday.

Council member Clay Carmichael said that the camera committee is supposed to meet with the city council on the camera bids. The Selma City Council unanimously approved to release RFP on city-wide cameras in May.

Carmichael has also been working on repairing two gaping holes on Marina Road that have caused problems for boaters. Carmichael explained that boat owners have complained about the road damaging their boats. Marina Road is the only way for boaters to get into that area.  Without the repairs, Carmichael said local businesses won’t invest in having a tournament.

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Troy Harvill, also a council member and member of the camera committee, has been working with Carmichael for the repairs and both see potential for a big money maker in the form of fishing tournaments. The Sandbar, a local seafood restaurant located on the property, would host the tournaments, because the property’s size makes it big enough to host major events, according to both Harvill and Carmichael.

Council members present at the meeting were: City Council President Billy Young, Council members Carmichael, Harvill, Jannie Thomas, Christie Thomas and Lesia James.

In other work session news, Young said he attended and enjoyed the Long-term Disaster Recovery meeting with U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell and will share the information with the city council at a later date.

The Selma City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the City Council Chambers.