New city clerk hired by council
by Rachel Davis
Jul 11, 2013 | 1964 views | 0 0 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DORA — The Dora City Council approved the hire of a new city clerk at their Tuesday night meeting. Marcy Brown, the current city clerk at Parrish, was hired and will begin work upon completion of her notice to the city of Parrish.

Mayor Randy Stephens said the city received several applications from qualified individuals, but he is hopeful about the experience Brown brings to the table.

He said that she has been with the city of Parrish for the last eight years.

The mayor and council members all expressed their excitement over Brown’s resume and qualifications.

The city has been without a clerk since the resignation of the previous clerk in May.

In other business:

•The council revisited the purchase of equipment for the golf course. The purchase was so large that the council had to take bids on the equipment because of state bid laws.

Those bids were opened Monday, and the council voted to move ahead with the purchase.

•The council also voted to sell a surplus city car to the highest bidder. Those bids were opened the previous day as well.

•Council member Richard Lovelady asked that future bids be opened at the council meetings, and Stephens agreed.

•The council voted to replace a radio in one of the city’s police cars. The radio also controls the gauges and other components of the car’s systems.

•The council voted to give the Chamber of Commerce of Walker County $1,000 for their five-year county plan. The chamber had asked for $2,500, but council members hesitated because they questioned the chamber’s involvement in development and growth in east Walker or outside of Jasper.

The pledge amount will be reviewed each year for the five years, and the council left the door open to increase that amount if they see local involvement from the chamber.