Oliver sworn-in as District 4 council member

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PARRISH — La'Tisha Oliver was sworn-in as the new Parrish Town Council member representing District 4 at Tuesday night's monthly meeting.

Oliver was sworn-in by Walker County Circuit Judge Hoyt Elliott. She will serve the remainder of the term vacated following the death of former council member John Softley.

Oliver was able to participate in all council actions and discussions, with the exception of the passing of the minutes of the November meeting.

In other actions from the meeting:

• Passed a resolution to create an account with First National Bank of Parrish for the exclusive use for a $350,000 Community Development Block Grant. The grant will be used for a street improvement project. The account will be closed upon the completion of the project.

• Heard from Mayor Heather Hall that the town had been awarded a Power of Good grant from Alabama Power for $1,000 for the planting of trees.

• Announced that the trash pick-up schedule for the holiday season will be altered to Wednesday, Dec. 26; Thursday, Dec. 27; Wednesday, Jan. 2; and Thursday, Jan. 3.

• Announced that town hall will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24; Tuesday, Dec. 25; and Tuesday, Jan. 1, for the holidays. 

• Agreed to issue pay to town employees on Friday, Dec. 21 and Friday, Dec. 28.

• Passed a motion to establish a late fee of 15 percent for trash collection.

• Recognized the festival committee for their work in events the town holds throughout the year. The recognition include certificates passed out by Hall and personal sentiments of appreciation from council members.

• Heard reports from the magistrate and the police department.