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Council votes to change meeting schedule

By Michael Butler

The City of Tallassee voted to change its council meeting day from Monday to Tuesday. The move was made by the city council at its Feb. 12 meeting and will take effect in March. The final Monday meeting will be on Feb. 26.

The council had been meeting on the second and fourth Monday of each month. The transition will move meeting days to the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

"This was spearheaded by myself," Tallassee mayor Johnny Hammock said. "The Elmore County Commission meets at the same exact time that the Tallassee City Council meets. We need to attend those meetings and vice versa. They need to attend some of our meetings. I can never go to those meetings. Tallapoosa County Commission meets at 9 a.m. on those days."

Hammock added that Mondays are quite busy as well.

"It's hard enough to prepare for council meetings on a Monday, much less coming to work on a Monday. You have busted water pipes, what happened in the police department, police complaints. I get bombarded.

"Monday's not a good day. Mondays are the worst for me. It turns into a 14-hour day. I'm not complaining about the hours. I'm going to work those hours no matter what, but I feel like the council would have more time to prepare if it's on a Tuesday. They can get their packet. If something comes up over the weekend, they have time to adjust. And, there's a lot of people that meet on Monday night."

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