The resolution reads as follows:
-WHEREAS, during its 2006 Regular Session, the Alabama Legislature enacted Act No. 2006-574, effective July 1, 2006, which provides an exemption of the state sales and use tax for certain non-commercial purchases related to school clothing and supplies during the first full weekend in August of each year; and
WHEREAS, Act. No. 2006-574 authorizes the city council to provide for an exemption of city sales and use taxes for purchases of items covered by the Act during the same time period in which the state sales and use tax exemption is in place, provided a resolution to that effect is adopted at least 30 days prior to 12:01 a.m. on the first Friday in August; and
WHEREAS, the Centre City Council has affirmatively voted to grant the exemption of city sales and use taxes on purchases covered by Act No. 2006-572 during the first weekend of August 2006, beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 4 and ending at 12 midnight on Sunday, Aug. 6, the first full weekend of August in 2006;
WHEREAS, Code of Alabama 1975, 11-15-210(e) requires that the city council notify the Alabama Department of Revenue of any new local tax or amendment to an existing local tax levy at least 30 days prior to the effective date of the change; and
WHEREAS, the exemption of certain city sales and use taxes for the first full weekend of August 2006 herein adopted by the city council is an amendment to the citys sales and use tax levy warranting notice to the Alabama Department of Revenue as provided in Code of Alabama 1975, 11-51-210(e);
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CENTRE CITY COUNCIL that it does hereby provide for an exemption of the city sales and use tax on purchases of items covered by Act No. 2006-574 beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Aug. 4, 2006 and ending at 12 midnight on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006.
The council approved final bid on the concession stand at the new softball complex. In a previous meeting, the council approved a low bid of $184,670 form McKinney and Trammell for construction and agreed to explore possible ways to save costs.
In the more recent meeting, the council voted to keep the bid specs as presented with the exception of one change to an open cabinet system without doors which will save $4,830. The council will also save $2,400 since it will not be required to pay sales tax for a total savings of $7,230.
The council also approved rezoning a parcel of land on North Watson Drive near the intersection with Cherokee Avenue from residential (R-3) to H-C classification. The property owner is Ellis Goldin.
The council agreed to consider doing an audit of a cable television service which does business in Centre to determine if the company is paying its fair amount of city taxes.
Council members again commended Centre Fire Chief Kevin Ware and Centre Fire fighters for the excellent job they are doing in the city. Centre Fire Department recently took part in a disaster drill coordinated by Cherokee E911 and Cherokee Medical Center.
Someone told me that was the most professional job they had ever seen on a disaster drill, said Councilman Harry Moon. They were very proud of our fire department.
I talked to a fireman who has been on the department for about four years, said Councilman Tom Wade Hampton. And he said everything was going real smooth and he was real proud.