Vinemont Council

Members of the Vinemont council discuss business Tuesday evening.

VINEMONT — Voters in Vinemont municipal elections will cast their votes at the Vinemont Community Center rather than town hall beginning in August. The town council approved the change at its meeting Tuesday night.

The council also approved a proclamation that will allow the sheriff to train the council on spotting signs of human trafficking. The proclamation comes as Alabama is recognizing January as human trafficking awareness month.

In other business, the council discussed the creation of a community food pantry. Mayor Radginal Dodson decided to place this discussion on hold until he is able to do further research regarding storage of food and how other municipalities in the county handle their food pantries.

The council also announced that improvements on local facilities are finishing up in time for spring sport sign-ups. Registration for baseball and softball begin Jan. 17 and run through Feb. 21 at Vinemont Town Hall. 

The council also approved two bill payments to pay for Larry Cooke’s audit of the town’s finances and to compensate the town’s municipal workers. Dodson informed the council the payments would be spread out over two months to ease the financial burden to the town. 

The next council meeting take place on Feb. 11 beginning at 6 p.m. at Town Hall.

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