Notice of Completion
Palmer Electric Construction Co., hereby gives notice of completion of contract with Dallas County Water and Sewer Authority for the LiftStation Improvements (SCADA) Grant No. 1SEP21 DOE 03. Date for final settlement will be set for August 31, 2021. All persons or firmsshould file any claims for payment to the following address prior to the settlement date: Dallas County Water and Sewer Authority, P. 0. Box1413, Selma, AL 36703 or The Kelley Group, LLC., 105 W. 2nd Street, Tuscumbia, AL 35674.
September 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2021
NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage dated January 22, 2004, executed by Yvette Hamilton, an unmarried woman, to CitiFinancial Corporation, LLC, which mortgage was recorded on February 12, 2004, in Real Property Book 1283, Page 351, of the mortgage records in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Dallas County, Alabama, which mortgage was, duly transferred and assigned to Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, d/b/a Christiana Trust as Trustee for PNPMS Trust III, notice is hereby given that pursuant to law and the power of sale contained in said mortgage, the undersigned will sell at public outcry, to the highest bidder for cash, in front of the Main entrance to the Dallas County Courthouse at Selma, Alabama, during the legal hours of sale on October 12, 2021, the following described real estate, situated in Dallas County, Alabama, to-wit:
Lot 15, King Subdivision, according to map of said subdivision recorded in Map Book 4, at Page 9, in the Probate Office of Dallas County, Alabama.
This sale is made for the purpose of paying the indebtedness secured by said mortgage as well as expenses of foreclosure. This property will be sold on an “as is, where is” basis, subject to any easements, encumbrances, and exceptions reflected in the mortgage and those contained in the records of the office of the Judge of Probate of the County where the above-described property is situated. This property will be sold without warranty or recourse, expressed or implied as to condition, title, use and/or enjoyment and will be sold subject to the right of redemption of all parties entitled thereto.
Alabama law gives some persons who have an interest in property the right to redeem the property under certain circumstances. Programs may also exist that help persons avoid or delay the foreclosure process. An attorney should be consulted to help you understand these rights and programs as a part of the foreclosure process.
The successful bidder must tender a non-refundable deposit of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) in certified funds made payable to Stephens Millirons, P.C. at the time and place of sale. The balance of the purchase price must be paid in certified funds by noon on the second business day following the sale at the law firm of Stephens Millirons, P.C. at 120 Seven Cedars Drive, Huntsville, Alabama 35802. Stephens Millirons, P.C. reserves the right to award the bid to the next highest bidders should the highest bidder fail to timely tender the total amount due.
Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, d/b/a Christiana Trust as Trustee for PNPMS Trust III
Robert J. Wermuth/mgw
Stephens Millirons, P.C.
P.O. Box 307
Huntsville, Alabama 35804
Attorney for Mortgagee
September 9, 16 and 23, 2021
Notice to Contractors State Maintenance Project No.
DALLAS COUNTY, ALABAMA
Sealed bids will be received by the Director of Transportation at the office of the Alabama Department of Transportation, Montgomery, Alabama until 10:00 AM on September 24, 2021 and at that time publicly opened for constructing the Intersection Improvements (Roadway Realignment, Widening, Turn Lane Addition, Acceleration Lane Addition, Traffic Lights, and Traffic Signals) on SR-41 at SR-8 (US-80) southeast of Selma. Length 0.470 mi.
The total amount of uncompleted work under contract to a contractor must not exceed the amount of his or her qualification certificate.
The Entire Project Shall Be Completed In One Hundred Twenty (120) Working Days. A 2.00% DBE Contract Obligation Is Required.
A Bidding Proposal may be purchased for $5.00. Plans may be purchased for $23.00 per set. Plans and Proposals are available at the AlabamaDepartment of Transportation, 1409 Coliseum Boulevard, Room E-108, Montgomery, AL 36110. Checks should be made payable to the Alabama Department of Transportation. Plans and Proposals will be mailed only upon receipt of remittance. No refunds will be made.
Cashier's check or bid bond for 5% of bid (maximum - $50,000.00) made payable to the Alabama Department of Transportation must accompany each bid as evidence of good faith.
The bracket range is shown only to provide general financial information to contractors and bonding companies concerning the project's complexity and size. This Bracket should not be used in preparing a bid, nor will this bracket have any bearing on the decision to award this contract.
The Bracket Estimate On This Project Is From $1,818,706 To $2,222,863.
Plans and Specifications are on file in Room E-108 of the Alabama Department of Transportation at Montgomery, Alabama 36110.
In accordance with the rules and regulations of The Alabama Department of Transportation, proposals will be issued only to prequalified contractors or their authorized representatives, upon requests that are received before 10 AM., on the day previous to the day of opening ofbids.
The bidder's proposal must be submitted on the complete original proposal furnished him or her by the Alabama Department of Transportation.
Section 34-8-8. Code of Alabama 1975 as amended states in part as follows: '... it will be necessary for him or her to show evidence of license before his or her bid is considered,' Further, Section 34-8-8, Code of Alabama 1975 as amended also states in part as follows: 'All Owners, Architects, and engineers receiving bids pursuant to this chapter shall require the person, firm, or corporation to include his or her current license number on the bid.'
The right to reject any or all bids is reserved.
JOHN R. COOPER
September 9, 16 and 23, 2021
DALLAS COUNTY LITTER ORDINANCE
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE DALLAS COUNTY COMMISSION AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1 - Purpose and Authority
Pursuant to the authority granted to the Dallas County Commission under Code of Alabama, 1975, § 11-3A-1, et seq. upon approval by its citizens in a referendum heretofore held in Dallas County, therefore be it ordained by the Dallas County Commission as follows:
The Dallas County Commission finds that it is in the best interest of the citizens of the county to adopt and implement rules and regulations regarding litter in order to protect its citizens from public nuisances relating to public welfare, health and safety within the unincorporated areas of the county. In order to address these concerns pursuant to the authority granted to the Dallas County Commission under Code of Alabama, 1975, § 11-3A-1, et seq. the Dallas County Commission has adopted the following Ordinance on litter on September 13, 2021, at the regular commission meeting of the Dallas County Commission, which adoption is evidenced by Resolution No.2021-09-1, attached hereto as addendum “A”.
Section 2 - Jurisdiction
This Ordinance shall only apply within the unincorporated areas of the county, and shall in no way be in effect or in force within the municipal limits of any municipality within the county unless amended with the approval of the appropriate city council and the Dallas County Commission. Additionally, this Ordinance shall in no way affect any protections granted to any persons or businesses pursuant to Code of Alabama, 1975, § 6-5-127, or Code of Alabama, 1975, § 11-3A-1, et seq.
Section 3 - Definitions
For the purpose of this Ordinance, the following terms shall have the following meaning:
Litter – Rubbish, refuse, waste material, garbage, dead animals or fowl, offal, paper, glass, cans, bottles, trash, scrap metal, debris, or any foreign substance of whatever kind and description, and whether or not it is of value. Any agricultural product in its natural state that is unintentionally deposited on a public highway, road, street or public right-of-way shall not be deemed litter.
Rubbish – Solid Wastes, excluding ashes, consisting of both combustible and noncombustible wastes. Combustible rubbish includes paper, rags, cartons, wood, furniture, rubber, plastics, yard trimmings, leaves and similar materials. Noncombustible rubbish includes glass, crockery, metal cans, metal furniture and like materials which will not burn at ordinary incinerator temperatures, not less than 1600 degrees Fahrenheit.
Litter or Rubbish Nuisance – An accumulation of litter and/or rubbish which creates a public nuisance as provided in this Ordinance.
Section 4 - Establishment of Litter or Rubbish Nuisance
It shall be unlawful for property owners to allow the accumulation of litter or rubbish in a manner that presents a threat to public welfare, health and safety such that the litter or rubbish constitutes a public nuisance as defined in Code of Alabama, 1975, § 6-5-120 and § 6-5-121.
Section 5 - Investigation and Enforcement
The Dallas County Commission shall appoint one or more persons as Ordinance Enforcement Officer (hereinafter “Officer”) charged with the administration and enforcement of the provisions of this Ordinance. This officer may be an employee of the county or may be someone performing these duties under contract with the county commission.
Such officer shall patrol the unincorporated areas of the county on a regular basis in an effort to monitor compliance with this Ordinance by the citizens of the county. Additionally, any citizen with a complaint alleging a violation of one or more of the provisions of this Ordinance may contact the officer and request that the matter be investigated. The officer shall only investigate upon a citizen complaint where sufficient information is provided and where the citizen provides the officer with his or her name, address, and telephone number and agrees to sign a formal written complaint, if requested to do so.
For the purpose of discharging the duties imposed by this Ordinance and to enforce its provisions and abate a nuisance as determined by the Dallas County Commission, the officer is empowered to enter upon any premises upon which litter and/or rubbish exists in a manner that is consistent with the creation of a public nuisance as defined in Code of Alabama, 1975, § 6-5-120 and § 6-5-121.
Whenever the Officer ascertains that litter and/or rubbish is present upon the premises in such manner as to be a public nuisance, he or she shall cause a notice of sufficient size and weatherproofing to be placed upon the property. In addition to posting, he or she shall mail such notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the owner of the premises upon which the nuisance exists as shown by the county’s real estate tax records (hereinafter “owner”) and to the address of the premises upon which the nuisance exists.
The Notice required shall be substantially in the following form:
NOTICE TO THE OWNER AND ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ATTACHED PROPERTY. This property located at (set forth street address and brief description of property location) is creating a public nuisance in violation of Ordinance No. ORD 2021-001, in that it contains litter and/or rubbish.
Corrective action to abate this nuisance must be taken within ten (10) days from the date of this notice by removing the litter or rubbish or properly storing it within ten (10) days from the date of this notice.
If the above marked corrective action is not taken within ten (10) days from the date of this notice as required under Section 5 of Dallas County Ordinance No. ORD 2021-001, a citation for violation of this Ordinance shall be issued to the owner of this property who shall be subject to fines and to administrative fees equal to any costs incurred by Dallas County in the abatement of the nuisance. Any questions regarding this notice should be directed to (insert name and telephone number of Ordinance Officer).
The notice shall not be less than eight (8) inches by ten (10) inches and shall be sufficiently waterproof to withstand normal exposure to the elements for a period of ten (10) days.
If the litter or rubbish described in the notice is removed or properly stored within ten (10) days after posting of the notice, there shall be no citation issued and no fines or administrative fees assessed. However, if a second violation of this Ordinance is found on the same property within twelve (12) months from the date of notice of the first violation, the owner of the property upon which the violation is found shall be issued a citation as provided herein and shall not be granted the opportunity to avoid payment of fines and administrative fees by abating the nuisance prior to issuance of the citation.
If at the end of ten (10) days after posting such Notice, the owner of the property upon which the litter or rubbish described in such notice is located has not removed or properly stored the litter or rubbish, the Officer shall issue a citation to the owner in a form approved by the Dallas County Commission, which citation shall state with specificity:
(a) the alleged violation for which the citation is issued;
(b) a description of the litter or rubbish creating the alleged violation;
(c) the process and procedures for abatement of the public nuisance and payment of assessed fines and administrative fees;
(d) information advising that the matter will be presented to the Dallas County Commission for consideration of the alleged violation and fines and administrative fees; and
(e) information regarding the owner’s right to appear before the Dallas County Commission when it considers the alleged violation and fines and administrative fees and appeal the issuance of the citation.
Copies of all notices and citations shall be provided to the Dallas County Commission, which shall set a date for action on the citation no less than 45 days following the issuance of the citation. The owner shall be notified by certified mail, return receipt requested, of the date, time and place of the County Commission meeting at which action will be taken. Notice shall also be posted in a public location within the courthouse.
When considering action on the citation, the Officer shall present to the Dallas County Commission all relevant information supporting the citation. The owner of the property, and if different from the owner, the resident, shall also be given the opportunity to speak and to contest the issuance of the citation should he or she be present at the meeting. Following the receipt of information from the officer as well as from the property owner, the Dallas County Commission shall take action on the citation, finding either that the presence of litter or rubbish on the property constitutes a public nuisance which has not been properly abated or that the citation should be dismissed.
Section 6 - Corrective Action
If the Dallas County Commission determines that the presence of litter or rubbish constitutes a public nuisance which has not been properly abated, notice of said determination shall be given as provided in Section 7. The owner of the property shall be subject to a fine for the determination of the nuisance of not more than $150 and an administrative fee equal to the amount expended thus far by the county in enforcing this Ordinance. Following such determination, the following shall apply for the abatement of the continuing nuisance.
1. The owner shall be given thirty (30) days to eliminate the nuisance and avoid the assessment of additional administrative fees equal to the cost of the county abating the nuisance by removing the litter or rubbish creating the litter or rubbish nuisance to the satisfaction of the officer.
The owner shall notify the Officer immediately of the date on which he or she believes that the nuisance has been abated. The Officer shall then verify that appropriate action has been taken and report this to the Dallas County Commission. Each day in which the violation is not abated as provided herein shall constitute a separate public nuisance and subject owner to additional fines in the amount of $150 per day. Upon verification by the Officer that the nuisance has been properly abated, the Officer shall advise the owner of the additional amount due for fines as set out herein, and upon the payment of all assessed fines and administrative fees, the matter shall be closed.
2. If the nuisance is not abated by the owner within thirty (30) days of the date of the Notice required in Section 7, the Officer may enter upon the premises and remove and immediately dispose of all items constituting the nuisance as determined by the Dallas County Commission. An administrative fee equal to the cost of such abatement, plus the fine of $150 per day with the maximum fine of $5000 from the date of the determination of the nuisance to the date of its abatement shall be assessed against the property owner.
All fines and Administrative fees shall be paid to the Finance Director of Dallas County who shall provide the Officer with verification of all payments made.
In addition to all other remedies available pursuant to this Ordinance, in the event that an owner who has been assessed fines and administrative fees for the violation of any provision of this Ordinance fails to pay such fines and administrative fees due within thirty (30) days of issuance, the officer may, on behalf of the county, bring action against the owner for the unpaid fines and administrative fees in the Dallas County Circuit Court.
Section 7 - Notice of Nuisance Determination
If the Dallas County Commission determines that the presence of litter or rubbish constitutes a public nuisance as provided in Section 5, written notice to that effect shall be mailed, certified mail, return receipt requested, to the owner and to the address of the premises upon which the nuisance exists, which notice shall advise each of the following:
(1) that the Dallas County Commission has determined that the presence of litter or rubbish on the property constitutes a public nuisance which has not been abated;
(2) a description of the litter or rubbish constituting the nuisance;
(3) that the property owner has thirty (30) days from the date of the notice to eliminate the nuisance under the procedures set out in Section 6;
(4) that additional administrative fines and penalties shall be assessed as set out in Section 6;
(5) that if the property owner fails to eliminate the nuisance within thirty (30) days, the Officer may enter onto the premises to remove and immediately dispose of all items constituting the nuisance as determined by the Dallas County Commission;
(6) that in the event the Officer removes and disposes of the nuisance, the property owner will be assessed an administrative fee equal to the cost of abatement in addition to other assessed fines and fees; and
(7) the name, address, and telephone number of the Officer to contact with regard to abatement of the nuisance or any other matter contained in the notice.
Section 8 - Records
It shall be the duty of the Officer to keep, or cause to be kept, accurate and detailed records of:
(a) the date and method of disposition of all litter or rubbish coming into the officer’s custody;
(b) all incidents and investigations conducted under this Ordinance, including but not limited to, all notices and citations issued, all correspondence to and from persons noticed or cited under this Ordinance, and minutes of all county commission proceedings relevant to any and all notices and citations issued; and
(c) all monies collected and expended in the administration and enforcement of this program.
All such records shall be open to the public for inspection at reasonable times, shall be available to such persons responsible for similar records of the county, and shall be audited in the same manner as any other county records are audited.
September 13, 2021
RESOLUTION ADOPTING ORDINANCE NO. ORD 2021-001, BEING A
LITTER ORDINANCE ENACTED UNDER THE AUTHORITY PROVIDED BY
THE ALABAMA LIMITED SELF GOVERNANCE ACT
THAT WHEREAS, the Dallas County Commission finds that it is in the best interest of the citizens of Dallas County to adopt and implement rules and regulations regarding litter in order to protect its citizens from public nuisances relating to public welfare, health, and safety within the unincorporated areas of Dallas County, and
WHEREAS, litter and rubbish constitute a public nuisance on properties located within the unincorporated areas of Dallas County requiring the abatement thereof; and
WHEREAS, the Alabama Limited Self Governance Act heretofore approved by the voters at a referendum held in Dallas County authorizes the County Commission to adopt an ordinance regulating litter and rubbish on properties within the unincorporated areas of Dallas County; and
WHEREAS, the Dallas County Commission has complied with the posting and publication of all public notices required by Ala.Code § 11-3A-3; and
WHEREAS, the Dallas County Commission has carefully considered the adoption of Ordinance No. ORD 2021-001, attached hereto and made a part hereof;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Dallas County Commission does hereby approve and adopt the attached Litter Ordinance No. ORD 2021-001, which shall hereafter be in effect and enforced within the unincorporated areas of Dallas County, Alabama.
Unanimously adopted by the Dallas County Commission on this 13th day of September, 2021.
Jimmy L. Nunn, Chairman, Ex Officio
Dallas County Commission
Barbara H. Harrell
Clerk of the Dallas County Commission