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Council approves events

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  News  /  Comments Off

Three events were approved by the Atmore City Council at its meeting Monday, September 8. The Council approved the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce’s request to use Heritage Park for A Taste of the South Thursday, September 18, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Felicia Bishop submitted a request to use Houston Avery Park, October [...]

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Council approves sidewalk projects

By   /  August 27, 2014  /  Featured  /  Comments Off

The Atmore City Council took the next steps necessary toward the creation of new sidewalks along Highway 21, Forest Hill Drive, Brookwood Road, Lindberg Avenue and Presley Street. The council passed a resolution authorizing Atmore Mayor Jim Staff and city clerk Becca Smith to enter into an agreement with Civil Southeast to begin work on [...]

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Council awards sewer bid

By   /  July 30, 2014  /  News  /  Comments Off

At Monday’s meeting, the Atmore City Council awarded a sewer rehabilitation project bid to Beasley & Company General Contractors for $475,042.50. Of that, $450,000 will be paid through a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), with the remainder paid by the West Escambia Utilities. The project will include all or portions of Ashley Street, Jones Street, [...]

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Council honors Rolin

By   /  June 25, 2014  /  Featured  /  Comments Off

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Atmore Mayor Jim Staff and the Atmore City Council honored former Poarch Creek Tribal Chairman Buford Rolin at its meeting Monday, June 23, with a presentation of the key to the city and a proclamation recognizing all that he has accomplished in his role as leader of Poarch Creek Indians for the city and the [...]

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Council agenda brief Tuesday

By   /  May 28, 2014  /  News  /  Comments Off

The Atmore City Council met Tuesday, May 27, rather than Monday, May 26, due to the Memorial Day holiday. The following items were on the agenda: * Board appointments – Board of Zoning Adjustments and Industrial Development Board * Erica Little – 5K Run fundraiser request * John Frye – Assembly Place business license request [...]

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City honors volunteers

By   /  March 26, 2014  /  Featured  /  Comments Off

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Atmore Mayor Jim Staff and the Atmore City Council passed two proclamations Monday, March 24, at the council meeting honoring RSVP volunteers and proclaiming April “Paint the Town Purple Month” in support of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. Samantha Bennett, Atmore Community Hospital Relay For Life team captain, and Erica Little, co-chairman of [...]

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Council fields tough questions

By   /  March 12, 2014  /  News  /  Comments Off

The Atmore City Council was faced with some tough questions at its meeting Monday, March 10. Sandra Gray spoke to the council about the little league program at Houston Avery Park, asking for financial support from the city. Atmore Mayor Jim Staff explained that the city supports all youth athletic programs in the city by [...]

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Council announces electronics drive

By   /  December 11, 2013  /  News  /  Comments Off

At the meeting on December 9, the Atmore City Council announced an electronics recycling drive after the holidays to give citizens an opportunity to clean out their old electronics that they have replaced and clear out the old items that have been gathering dust around the house. The drive will be January 4 from 9 [...]

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Council passes $9.2 million budget

By   /  September 25, 2013  /  Featured, News  /  Comments Off

The Atmore City Council approved its operating budget for fiscal year 2013-2014 at the regular meeting Monday, September 23. The budget, which totals $9,242,736, includes the following: * $177,000 for city beautification * $288,750 for Atmore Public Library * $291,900 for parks and recreation * $75,638 for the municipal airport. The rest of the budget [...]

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Johnson named to Housing Authority

By   /  September 11, 2013  /  News  /  Comments Off

The Atmore City Council named Vasaroy Johnson to the Atmore Housing Authority at its regular meeting Monday, September 9. Johnson was named to fill the vacancy created when board member Silverzee Brown passed away in August. Felicia Bishop spoke to the council on behalf of Bernard Bishop Ministry, requesting the use of Houston Avery Park [...]

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