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Appointment of Vacant City Council Seat: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Helena Alabama will accept applications for appointment to the City Council to fill the vacancy created by the election of Council Member Hulsey to the Alabama State House. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age, reside within the corporate limits of the City of Helena, and be registered to vote in the City Helena at the time of application. Applications will be accepted and should include information for the council to assess their knowledge, skills and qualifications, as well as a reason and desire to serve. Applicants must also make themselves available to answer questions from council members during the selection process. Application Period: 11.15.2022 – 12.02.2022 5:00pm Date of Appointment:TBD Application must be emailed to all of the following: Alice Lobell, Council President [email protected] Hal Woodman, Council Member [email protected] Laura Joseph, Council Member [email protected] Chris VanCleave, Council Member [email protected] Amanda Traywick, City Clerk [email protected]

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URGENT: Discontinuation of Debris Service

To the Residents of Helena:

On September 26, 2022 the Helena City Council voted, at a regularly scheduled meeting, to discontinue the city offered subscription based yard debris service effective October 28, 2022. Trash and recycling will remain with Republic Services with no changes or interruptions.

Over the last four months, multiple solutions were presented to the councilmembers to save this service, but none were able to garner enough for a majority vote approval. With all solutions being voted down, there were no other options but to discontinue the service with the vote on September 26th. 

The city knows and understands the additional burden this will have on the roughly 2,000 households that utilize this service. All routes will continue to run through the week ending October 28th. Current customers will no longer see the $7.00 charge reflected on their utility bill for the month of November.

All businesses operating within the city will be required to have a business license with residents being responsible to validate such. We encourage residents who will begin using private companies for debris removal to do research to make sure you are using a reputable company by the Better Business Bureau.

For any questions about the discontinuation of service please contact your council representative.

Alice Lobell – [email protected]

Leigh Hulsey – [email protected]

Chris VanCleave – [email protected]

Laura Joseph – [email protected]

Hal “Hewy” Woodman – [email protected]