City of Robertsdale presents longevity awards

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ROBERTSDALE, Alabama — The City of Robertsdale presented longevity awards to its employees following the morning meeting on Monday, June 17 at Robertsdale City Hall.

Mayor Charles Murphy presented certificates, along with a gift to 17 city employees including one for 35 years of service presented to James Brill.

Robertsdale Police Chief Brad Kendrick received an award for 30 years of service to the town, while RPD Chief Investigator Rex Bishop was honored for 20 years of service.

City clerk Shannon Burkett received a certificate and gift for 25 years of service while George P. Thames Adult Activity Center Director Amy Ochello and City Engineer Greg Smith were both honored for 10 years of service to the city.

Others receiving awards included:

30 years: Kurt Lassiter and Teresa Rada.

20 years: Tom Sheffield and Sheri Tucker.

10 years: Josh Ballard, Michael Coburn, Michael Schweiger and Aaron Yetter.

Five years: Jenny Gipson, Colton Sinclair and Ryan Thomley.

In other business on June 17 the council:

•Approved a request from the Robertsdale High School Alumni Association to use the PZK Hall on Oct. 11 for the annual Forks & Spoons Tasking Spree fundraiser.

•Approved the release of a letter of credit from JRKM Inc. in the amount of $175,000 as a guarantee that the water and sewer improvements would be made for the Ridgewood Place subdivision, Phase 2.

•Allocated $2,500 to fund the purchase of uniforms for the Robertsdale High School Golden Bear Marching Band.

•Adopted a resolution in support for the Baldwin County Commission’s Alabama Rails to Trails Project which would create a pedestrian path along the old L&N Railroad right of way from Foley to Bay Minette.

•Adopted an ordinance to rezone property owned by Hamm Enterprises Ltd. On Alabama 59 from industrial to B-2 – consignment shop.

•Announced that the council will host a public hearing at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 1 for the city’s Community Development Block Grant application. The council will also host a public hearing following the July 1 meeting regarding a loan application for the purchase of property located within the city limits.