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Council discusses lumber and parking off the Square Thursday, 20 September 2018 14:32

During a recent work session and meeting, Scottsboro Council members discussed the  Lumber Proposal for Goose Pond Island.

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Commission hears funding requests Thursday, 13 September 2018 19:21

Teresa Bell, a 2009 retiree from the Jackson County Commission recently spoke during the Commission’s Work Session.

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Council discusses truck route Wednesday, 29 August 2018 14:20

A discussion regarding the truck route in Scottsboro took place between City Council members at the last work session.

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The Sand Mountain Electric Cooperative (SMEC) and local fire departments have a rich history in working together when disasters strike.

  This includes assisting each other on natural disasters, structure fires and car wrecks that involve SMEC property.  The problem is that volunteer fire departments (in Jackson County) struggle financially due to outdated tax codes and other factors.  As a result, many of our volunteer fire departments rely on fund raisers to compensate for the lack of income.  Some hold annual barbecues, some host holiday events, some host pancake breakfasts, and some stand in the middle of the road holding firefighter boots asking people for donations to name a few.
To help ease our financial burdens, SMEC has agreed to start a pledge program.  Mike Simpson, CEO at SMEC, just released an article about this in their recent (April) edition of Alabama Living on page 4.
Customers within SMEC’s jurisdiction will be given the opportunity to enroll into monthly pledges via a special pledge form.  These pledge forms can be obtained through the fire departments.  The pledge form asks for basic information such as the customer’s SMEC account number and SMEC account name.  Each customer will have the option to choose any donation amount they want to contribute.  That amount will simply be included on their monthly electric bill. 
This will be completely voluntary and customers are given the option to choose the fire department of their choice.  The fire departments will be responsible for handling the pledge forms and sending to SMEC.  SMEC will not retain any portion of the funds - which means fire departments will receive 100% of all donations collected.  Customers may also contact SMEC to cancel at any time.  This is truly a great way to give back to your community!

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