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McKenzie Council OKs new debris contract

The McKenzie City Council approved a debris contract with the Butler County Commission.

According to the debris contract, the Butler County Commission and the McKenzie Town Council have entered a Memorandum of Understanding which includes the following terms and conditions:

That the contract will only apply in the event that following a disaster that requires debris removal, the county has activated the contract for debris removal and/or monitoring services;

In the event the municipality desires for the county to have debris removal or monitoring services performed, the mayor or other municipal official designated by the McKenzie Town Council shall, unless waived by the county commission, send notice to the county within five days of the disaster that requires debris removal that the municipality requires the county to perform services set by the county regional contracts;

Upon request, the county determines that it can provide those services within the jurisdictional limits of the municipality, according to the county regional debris removal and/or monitoring service contract; and,

There shall be no removal of debris or monitoring services performed on private property and only services authorized under the regional county contracts determined by the Butler County Commission or its designated county personal shall be provided.

Alabama law prohibits public funds-whether actual money or labor- to be used for any private gain.

In other business, the council:

• Rejected a contract proposal with Avenu Insights & Analytics LLC for business license discovery and recovery

Additionally, McKenzie Town Hall is closed to the public due to COVID-19. Payments may be made at the drive-thru or drop box.