The Coffee County Commission voted to approve the transfer of a police pursuit vehicle to the city of New Brockton at its regularly scheduled meeting Monday morning.
Sheriff Dave Sutton requested the vehicle transfer in his address to the commission.
“I would like the Commission to approve the transfer of one of our police pursuit Tahoes to the city of New Brockton,” Sutton said. “It has gone into our surplus status, and I would like to go ahead and ask the Commission to allow us to transfer it as they are in dire need of another vehicle. They work very well with us – they back us up and we back them up.”
The Commission unanimously voted to allow the vehicle transfer. New Brockton Mayor Kathy Holley thanked the Commission and Sheriff Sutton for their help and generosity.
“New Brockton really appreciates this; we have been inundated with problems with our new vehicle, and two of our fleets are 2004 models,” Holley said. “One of them has over 200,000 miles on it. I really appreciate it, and the whole council really appreciates your generosity. I can’t thank the County Commission and every department enough for everything they do for us.”
Other items discussed:
A resolution moving the meeting place for the regular May 14th meeting to the Multipurpose Room at Enterprise State Community College was approved unanimously. ESCC President Matt Rodgers extended the invitation to the Commission and will be hosting the meeting, also demonstrating some of the improvements the college has recently made to its facilities. The meeting is still scheduled to begin at 9 a.m.
The 4-H County Contest is scheduled to take place Tuesday the 24th at the Coffee County Complex barn. The event will begin at 5 p.m.
The final Smart Yard Landscape Workshop will be held will be held at the Commission building Wednesday from 9 -11 a.m.
The FFA District Contest will take place at the Coffee County Complex barn Thursday the 26th. Additionally, a hay production workshop will be held at the Commission building that same Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
A voter registration session will be held at Enterprise State Community College from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Registrars Office will be closed as a result; however, the office will open again at 8 a.m. on the 25th.
Sheriff Sutton reminded the commission and all in attendance to keep Addison James, an Enterprise second grader, in prayer. Addison underwent surgery to remove a brain tumor Monday morning.