Columbiana Council accomplishes much during brief meeting

The Columbiana City Council definitely did not drag its feet during its Tuesday, April 20, meeting.

The council approved seven agenda items in a meeting that lasted about 10 minutes.

The highlight of the evening was the approval of a request from Police Chief Lamar Vick to add Gary Crumpton as a part-time police officer to help fill vacant shifts as needed. Crumpton will not be eligible for benefits and will receive and entry-level officer’s pay grade. The move utilizes already-budgeted officer hours.

Among other council action:

Quida Mayfield was reappointed to the city’s beautification board in a term to expire Oct. 1, 2012, and Beth Glasgow and Loretta Argo was appointed to the beautification board in terms to expire Oct. 1, 2012.

Approved a proclamation to celebrate May 6, 2010, as National Nurses’ Day.

Approved a proclamation to celebrate National Nursing Home Week May 9-15.

Approved a resolution recognizing the “Cops Fly the Blue” campaign.

Approved a resolution adopting the Shelby County Multi-Jurisdictional All Hazards Mitigation Plan.

Gave approval for Columbiana Mayor Allen Lowe to sign a contract for fireworks with Alabama Pyrotechnic Guild for this year’s 25th anniversary of Liberty Day on Saturday, June 26, beginning at nightfall.

Councilmember Stancil Handley announced that the Columbiana Car Cruise-Ins, which take place the third Saturday of each month during the summer, are under way. Handley said this year’s Cruise-Ins will feature music provided by a disc jockey and food will be available for purchase at the former Summer Classics site from Beverly’s Barbecue.

The next council meeting is Tuesday, May 4, at 6:30 p.m.