Winfield City Council

Reese wins Winfield run-off

Pictured is Larry Reese Sr.

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
WINFIELD — Larry Reese Sr. will fill the vacant city council seat after winning the run-off election held on Tuesday, July 11, between Reese and Kenneth Crumpton.
The run-off was held after no candidate received at least 51% of the vote in the first election on Tuesday, June 13.
A total of 268 votes were cast in person and through absentee and provisional ballots during the initial election.

Runoff to be held for open council seat in Winfield

Kenneth Crumpton, left, and Larry Reese Sr., right, will have a runoff for the vacant council seat in Winfield.

WINFIELD — The results for Winfield’s city council election are in, and none of the candidates received at least 51 percent of the vote, which means a runoff election will be held on July 11 between candidates Kenneth Crumpton and Larry Reese Sr.
The election was held on Tuesday, June 13, at the Winfield Community Center. A total of 268 votes were cast in person and through absentee and provisional ballots.

Winfield prepares 2023 city budget

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
WINFIELD — The Winfield City Council will be voting on the city’s fiscal year 2023 budget in an upcoming meeting during the month of October.
The council discussed the budget during its last meeting for September on the Sept. 20. The council discussed aspects of the budget, but a few items were still being planned and subject to change within the next few weeks.
The council planned to have a work session yesterday, Sept. 27, but it was canceled when a quorum could not be reached on that date.

City, schools partner to hire police officers

Winfield Police Chief Brett Burleson prefers police officers to be at schools.

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
WINFIELD — The Winfield City Council, police department and the board of education have partnered to hire two new police officers to better protect students in light of recent tragedies, such as the Uvalde school shooting.
According to Police Chief Brett Burleson, the new officers will not be dedicated school resource officers but will be regular police officers. The addition of the new officers will allow Winfield Police to have an officer rotate between each school throughout the day.

Council approves emergency repairs

By Luke Brantley
Staff Writer

WINFIELD — The Winfield City Council voted to approve the use of CARES Act funds to repair a broken sewer during its meeting on Tuesday night, Oct. 5.
The funds will be used to repair a broken sewer line that leads to the Winfield Community Center in Ivan K. Hill Recreational Park.

The broken line has been causing backups inside the building, leaving behind standing water.
The council had discussed the matter at previous meetings and began looking into the problem, but had never approved specific action to be taken.

Henger gives update to Winfield council

Northwest Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Bob Henger speaks to the Winfield City Council during the council’s Tuesday, Aug 20, meeting in Winfield.

WINFIELD - Northwest Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Bob Henger appeared before the Winfield City Council at its Tuesday, Aug. 20, meeting to give an update on the hospital.
Henger, who came out of retirement two months ago to run the hospital, appeared before the council at the request of councilman Chris Ballard. Ballard has been requesting an appearance from the CEO for a few weeks. Henger was scheduled to appear at the Aug. 6 meeting but missed due to surgery.  

Council votes to allow draft beer bill

WINFIELD - The Winfield City Council passed a resolution during a special-called meeting on Monday, April 29, to allow local legislators to introduce a draft beer bill into the 2019 regular session of the Alabama legislature. If passed, the bill will allow the council to decide whether or not to allow the sale of draft beer within the city limits of Winfield. The council held the meeting to vote on the measure after the Winfield Alcohol board recommended that the council look into draft beer sales.

Council votes to increase penalties on late garbage payments

WINFIELD -  In an effort to rein in the late payment of garbage bills, the Winfield City council passed a resolution that increases the monetary penalty on a late payment.
“Mayor, we’re having some issues with people not paying their garbage bills in a timely manner,” Winfield City Attorney Todd Atkinson said, introducing the resolution at the council’s Tuesday, April 2, meeting.