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Algood City Council Reviewing Revised Employee Handbook

The Algood City Council spending time this month examining the changes to a new employee handbook. The council asked for the handbook to be revised last year. They wanted to change how sick time was paid as well as changing back to full at-will employment. City Administrator Keith Morrison said the old employee handbook was over ten years old. “It’s ... Read More »

Algood Opens Extension To Big Mac Drive, Relieve Wal Mart Area Congestion

Algood’s much-anticipated extension to Big Mac Drive has opened, providing a second exit from the Wal Mart parking lot. The opening is both an effort to solve current traffic congestion as well as prepare for more businesses moving in. Algood City Administrator Keith Morrison said he hopes the road will help citizens. Morrison said the area has been the biggest ... Read More »

Algood Beginning Search For Full-Time Chief, Preparing For Growth

Algood looking for a full-time Fire Chief in preparation for further city growth. The city is looking for a certified firefighter to work 40 or more hours a week, contributing to both administrative and supervisory functions. Algood City Administrator Keith Morrison said that current Volunteer Chief Firefighter David Judd has done a great job in his position. Morrison said Algood ... Read More »

Algood Set To Bid Work On Tennis Court Upgrades

Algood will begin the bidding process for upgrades at the tennis courts. The rehab process includes resurfacing of the courts, repairs to the fencing, and lining the courts to be used for both tennis and pickleball. City Administrator Keith Morrison said the bids are due October 4. He said they hope to be ready to consider the bids at the ... Read More »

Algood Approves Authorization To Purchase $130k Backhoe

Algood City Council approved a purchase for a $130,952 backhoe, some $20,000 under budget. City Administrator Keith Morrison said the new Thompson Cat backhoe would replace the 20-year-old John Deere Model. “Instead of going with John Deere this time, Mr. Bradshaw and I talked about going with Thompson Cat just because they’re a local dealer, service and maintenance can be ... Read More »

Algood Working On Cleanup Efforts Following Thursday’s Flash Flood Conditions

City of Algood working on debris cleanup after Thursday night’s flash flood conditions left many areas in town underwater. City Administrator Keith Morrison said for the most part, the water has receded and things have cleared up. He said they are not seeing major complications as of Friday morning. “We’ve got one issue remaining at R. C. Buck where there’s ... Read More »

Algood Denies Wall Street Closure Proposal For Hope Church

Algood City Council unanimously voted against the closure of Wall Street from Main Street to 5th Avenue. Mayor Lisa Chapman-Fowler said the original request from Hope Church came in so the church could increase the parking area and construct a park for the community. She said a recent traffic study concluded that more than 2,000 cars traveled on Wall Street ... Read More »

Algood Putting State Money To Use With Sewer Rehab Work

Algood will use new state ARP funds to continue its sewer rehabilitation project. The city received just under $723,000 in grant money from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. City Administrator Keith Morrison said the money will be used to fix some of the city’s biggest issues. “We knew the funding was coming and we had started on it ... Read More »

Algood To Move Forward With Hiring Of Bradshaw

Algood City Administrator Keith Morrison will move forward with the hiring of Walt Bradshaw as Public Works Director. That after Mayor Lisa Chapman-Fowler said during a special called meeting Monday night, council members should not have voted on his appointment last week. “Those things are within our city administrator’s purview and not the council, Chapman-Fowler said. “And so that item ... Read More »

Algood Has Initial Conversations About 23-24 Budget

Algood City Council will consider on first reading its budget for the 2023-2024 fiscal year. City Administrator Keith Morrison said he tries to get the budget process started as early as January to help narrow down the scope of the work as the year comes to a close. He said the focus for next year’s budget includes infrastructure improvements and ... Read More »