Once again, the Colony town council got little accomplished at its weekly meeting.

Council member Patrick Ward wanted to discuss the council members’ positions, and council members could not decide who will take each duty.

“Patrick, did you read what the book says?” council member Donnis Leeth said.

Leeth said the positions have already been decided and voted on at a previous meeting.

Ward wants to make sure the council is doing everything legally. According to Ward, the council should have decided what duties each council member will have at their first organizational meeting back in November. Now it is almost April and the council still has not decided who is in each seat, he said.

“It was clear to me that we vote on the positions during our first meeting,” Ward said. “The only thing that will settle this is voting on it.”

Leeth told Ward it has already been settled and they need to move on.

“It’s the fact that it needs to be done legally,” Ward said. “I just think it should be voted on.”

Mayor Morris Fitts put the council members in the positions without the council voting on them, he said. According to Ward, the resolution was brought to the council at a previous meeting, but it was unclear to the council what exactly the resolution said.

The council agreed to table the matter and get more advice on how it should be done before they move forward with a decision.

Without the council members in each position, it is unclear who will handle each duty in the town.

The council also discussed buying a new tractor for the town. Leeth said he and the mayor recently discovered $15,000 in a fuel tax account that they had previously not known about.

“I have looked at a couple of tractors, and we could get a new one for $9,000,” Leeth said. “The grass is getting high. We don’t have time to be fighting about it.”

Council member Jessi Johnson reminded the council that he addressed this issue over two months ago and they did not seemed concerned.

“Over two months ago I told you we needed a tractor, and you said we don’t have the money,” Johnson said. “Now all of the sudden we have money.”

Johnson said he was tired of the council’s lack of effort to get anything done.

“We keep delaying stuff,” he said. “We should have already done this. Here it’s almost April and we haven’t gotten anything done.”

The council did not come to a decision on the tractor.

In other business the council:

‰ Voted to get a television antenna for the educational building.

‰ Decided to look into getting a town attorney.

‰ Krayola Kids Daycare turned in $2,684.60.

‰ Kim Twitty, representing the Cullman County school system, discussed the half-cent sales tax proposal and encouraged the council and citizens to attend the upcoming county commission meeting in support of the sales tax.

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