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Council approves bids, announces re-do on another Tuesday, 21 May 2019 18:19

The Scottsboro City Council voted to approve the motion to delete previous bids for the new mower for the street department in order to allow everyone to have a fair try to bid as one bid was late previously.

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Memorial Day program to be held Monday Tuesday, 21 May 2019 18:16

The Veterans Memorial Day Program will be held on Monday, May 27th at 10:45.

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Commission approves voting precinct changes Tuesday, 21 May 2019 18:11

The commission met on Monday, May 13, 2019 to vote on several items on the agenda.

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As of 4/24/2019, the Scottsboro Police Department’s regular procedure for funeral escorts has been scaled back until further notice. The Scottsboro Police Department intends to use one patrol officer to assist the funeral procession through its first major intersection upon exiting the facility. This change is due to manpower shortages and increased traffic causing the inability to provide safe funeral escorts.

SPD conducts approximately 300 funeral escorts per year. The problem arises when we are already shorthanded with four (4) patrol officer openings and current shift officers calling in sick or scheduled to be off. A couple more officers may be leaving in the near future for retirement or other employment opportunities. 
Often, there are 3 to 4 funeral escorts per day while other emergency calls are still coming in that require immediate Police assistance. The Police Department averages 30 calls per day between the hours of 8AM-5PM.Then, we are faced with the decision of leaving the planned escort or conducting it with fewer officers causing a safety hazard. This makes it very difficult to safely conduct a funeral escort and risk injury to the procession participants, other motorists and patrol officers.
The funeral procession destination determines the amount of officers that must be assigned to that escort. It takes at least 4 officers, and at most 6 officers, to safely conduct a funeral escort here in our City. Other considerations include school traffic areas and high traffic periods such as weekday afternoons. We regret to suspend the traditional escort service that the Police Department has provided for many years; however, we must keep safety as our top priority. We are committed to serving the community in the most productive and safest way possible.

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