Three Lanett police officers promoted

Published 5:00 pm Tuesday, March 5, 2019

LANETT — The Lanett City Council breezed through a light agenda Monday evening, holding a first reading to amend an ordinance in regard to the Safe Water Drinking Act, approved a resolution involving the city’s participation with the Chattahoochee Valley Water Supply District, and backed a resolution to dissolve The Landing at the Venue improvement district.

The ordinance amendment relating to the Safe Water Drinking Act could be approved following a second reading at the March 18 meeting.

The ordinance will get the city up-to-date to cover the legalities involved in the cross-connection between pipes carrying potable water from the city water system and any other sources of supply.

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The resolution involving the Chattahoochee Water Supply District commits the city to having representation on the water supply district board to commensurate with the percentage of water it is using.

At present, member entities Lanett, Huguley Water Authority and East Alabama Water, Sewer and Fire Protection District each have three board members.

Attorney Skip McCoy was present to discuss the dissolution of the improvement district.

“There’s no reason to have it now,” he said.

McCoy added that a bond had been retired and the debt paid off in connection with this site off exit 77 on I-85. The site is in the city limits near the Hampton Inn & Suites.

At the end of the meeting, members of the council and attendees witnessed a ceremony in which Lanett Police Department patrol officers Hayden Fontaine, Randy Floyd and Brad King were promoted to the rank of sergeant.

Mayor Kyle McCoy commended officers Fontaine, Floyd and King upon their promotions.

“It’s an honor to be promoted,” McCoy said. “This shows that each of you has been doing good work when it becomes to being a patrol officer and are now ready to move up and take on more responsibility.”

As a sergeant, they will be second-in-command to their patrol commander on their shift.

“Either I’m getting older or these police officers are getting younger,” joked Councilwoman Shirley Motley.

Lisa Miller of the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority spoke to the council about this year’s AMEA scholarship program. She said that each of AMEA’s member entities (including Lanett and LaFayette) would be getting four $2,500 scholarships for deserving graduates of the Class of 2019.

Miller said that there had been lots of applications and that an independent panel of judges would make the selections.

“We will probably be awarding them in early April,” she said. “We thank you for your support of this program.”