Council changes name of waterworks board to apply for grants
July 27, 2017
By Bill Wilson
The Cleburne News

The Heflin City Council met Tuesday night for a brief meeting and voted unanimously to change the name of the Water Works and Sewer Board of the Town of Heflin to Water Works and Sewer Board of the City of Heflin.

The change was needed to reflect Heflin’s status as a city — no longer a town, according to census figures — so the water board can apply for a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant, according to City Clerk Shane Smith.

The council also voted to approve the minutes from the July 11 public hearing, work session and council meeting.

In a lighter bit of business before the meeting adjourned, Mayor Rudy Rooks, the council and Heflin Police Chief A.J. Benefield discussed the recent repeated sightings of a gangly fox lurking around Heflin staring at people.

“I don’t think it’s rabid, it’s got the mange really bad,” Benefield said.

Benefield said officers spotted the fox on Coleman Street but lost track of it.

The council also discussed upcoming events:

— Back to school week, from July 30 to Aug. 5. This will include a scavenger hunt, fashion show on July 30 at the National Guard Armory at 2 p.m.

— School starts Aug. 9.

— 2017 Cleburne County Fair Aug. 11 and 12.

— Planning Commission meeting on Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. at Heflin City Hall. During this meeting the Woodland View Apartments will change to Residential-3 zoning from general business.