New police chief in Sneads

The Sneads Town Council held its monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 9 in the council chambers at Town Hall. 

The first item on the agenda was the appointment of a new police chief following the departure of Michael Miller, who left for a position as Chattahoochee’s police chief in March.

Brett Preston has been serving as the interim police chief, and addressed the council, stating that he did not wish to serve as the permanent chief.

Preston instead nominated Tyler Weeks to take over the department, and stated that he would remain as deputy chief.

The council voted 3-2 to appoint Weeks as the new chief, with Council President Mike Weeks and Councilmembers George Alexander and Angela Locke voting for the appointment, and Councilmembers Donovan Weeks and Anthony Money voting against.

Chief Weeks began his new position on Monday, May 15.

The Council then heard from Katherine Leigh of First Ladies of Sneads, a newly founded non-profit civic organization who will meet at the Body Biology Clinic on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. CST.

The organization, founded this year, looks to assist community youth programs, work with the recreation committee, and hold fundraising activities.

Leigh invited anyone interested to join, and the council thanked her and asked her to speak with Town Manager Lee Garner about any needs the organization might have.

The Council also voted unanimously to approve the Town of Sneads Acquisition and Anti-Displacement and Relocation Assistance Policy to comply with requirements for the Community Development Block Grant.

The council next unanimously approved a bid from Blankenship Contracting for sewer installation at Sneads Park. 

The bid is within the budgeted amount, and adjustments will be made to bring it under $130,000.

Town Attorney Dale Cox then administered the oath of office to Councilmembers Weeks, Money, and Locke, who were re-elected last month.

The council also voted unanimously to keep Mike Weeks as council president, and Anthony Money as vice president.

Stephen Klein – Gadsden County News Service


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