AUGUST 9, 2022





The Mayor and the City Council of the City of Tallassee, Alabama convened in regular session on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at the Tallassee Municipal Complex. The meeting was called to order by Mayor Hill and the following were recorded as present:


Mayor                          Sarah Hill

Council Members         Jeremy Taunton

Linda McNeal Mosher

Damian Carr

Bill Hall

Terrel Brown

Bill Godwin

Fred Randall Hughey


John Smith was present as city attorney and Whitney Pitchford as secretary for the meeting.


Approval of minutes: On motion of Councilmember Hall and a second by Councilmember Taunton, all councilmembers present voted to approve the minutes of the July 26, 2022 work session. On motion of Councilmember Brown and a second by Councilmember Taunton, all councilmembers present voted to approve the minutes of the July 26, 2022 regular city council meeting.

Item 1. Donna Funderburk recognized the swim team and thanked the City and Recreation Department for allowing the swim team to use the pool this year.

Item 2. Did not show up.

Item 3. Parcel’s 19 06 13 2 004 015.000, 19 06 13 2 004 016.000, and 19 06 13 2 003 002.002 were properties that were left off of the April 24, 2018 council meeting. They should have been rezoned for general business. Councilmember Godwin made a motion to rezone the named properties for general business, seconded by Councilmember Hughey. Upon a vote, the motion passed unanimously.

Item 4. Megan Miller was recognized as the new Recreation Department Director. Trey Taylor was recognized as the new building inspector. We are excited to have both of these individuals working with us.

Mayor’s Reports:

  1. Taco Bell opened. Papa Johns will be opening soon.
  2. The Resolution concerning the amendment to the demolition grant was discussed during the work session. Councilmember Brown made a motion to approve the Resolution, seconded by Councilmember Taunton. Upon a vote the motion passed unanimously. Resolution 2022-230 was adopted.
  3. Reminder: We are down a limb truck–all leaves must be bagged in order to be picked up by the limb truck.
  4. Submitted a grant for 9.7 million with a zero match. This would be for the gas line replacement.

Council Reports

Ward 1-Sewell Construction can no longer do the work on the women’s restroom at City Hall. Since it’s under the bid limit, we do not have to advertise.

Ward 3-Opelika Housing Authority-Mayor Hill had talked to them and they asked that we sit tight for a few weeks.

Ward 4- Jeff Harrison emailed/handed out an updated progress report for all ongoing projects.

Ward 5-Thanks Mayor for finalizing Megan’s position at the Recreation Department, she’s doing a wonderful job.

Ward 6-We had a finance committee meeting yesterday. Currently working on the 22/23 budget. Our next finance committee meeting will be Monday, August 22 at 11:30AM.

Ward 7-The Library board had a meeting and the summer reading program was a huge success.

There being no further business before the council, and upon motion of Councilmember Carr and a second by Councilmember Taunton, all councilmembers present voted to adjourn the meeting at 6:15 p.m.