Legals for 01/15/2021 - 01/21/2021

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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE

WHEREAS, default has been made in the terms of the mortgage executed on the 17th day of April 2005, by ELEANOR P. WOODS, as mortgagor, in favor of JIM MATHEWS, as mortgagee, as recorded in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama as Doc. # M-2005-5303, and said default continuing, the mortgagee or its assignee, under power of sale contained in said mortgage, will sell at auction for cash to the highest bidder on the steps of the Etowah County Courthouse in Gadsden, Alabama, during legal hours of sale on the 29th day of January, 2021, the following described real estate embraced in said mortgage, situated in Etowah County, Alabama, to-wit:

Lot 13, in Block 33, of the Garden City Residential Section # 1, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book “C”, Page 408, Probate Office of Etowah County, Alabama.

Said sale is made for the purpose of foreclosing of said mortgage, and paying the mortgage debt and the costs and expenses of foreclosure, including a reasonable attorney’s fee.

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

RECOURSE, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AS TO 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 Transferee reserves the right to bid for and purchase the real estate and to credit its purchase price against the expenses of sale and the indebtedness secured by the real estate.

This sale is subject to postponement or cancellation; contact Jason Knowles at the phone number shown below prior to attendance at sale.

Jason Knowles

Attorney for Mortgagee Knowles & Sullivan, LLC

413 Broad Street

Gadsden, Alabama 35901

(256) 547-7200

January 1, 8 and 15, 2021

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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by mortgage executed by Shayna Jones-Hardwick and husband, Aquarius Harwick to Wanda Diane Hoskins Tedder, Timothy Wade Hoskins, James Hoskins and Melissa Lynn Hoskins Billingsley dated March 14, 2019, and filed for record in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama, in Instrument Number 3480971; the undersigned mortgage owners, Wanda Diane Hoskins Tedder, Timothy Wade Hoskins, James Hoskins and Melissa Lynn Hoskins Billingsley, have elected to declare the entire indebtedness secured by said mortgage due and payable as provided in the terms

of said mortgage, and acting under and by virtue of the power and authority given by said mortgage, will on the 15th day of February, 2021, during the legal hours of sale, sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash in front of the courthouse door, City of Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama, the following described real estate situated in Etowah County, Alabama, to-wit:

A tract or parcel of land described as beginning at a point in the North line of Lot Number 83, which is 25 feet distance in an Easterly direction from the Northwest corner of Lot Number 83; thence in a Southerly direction in a straight line a distance of 101.8 feet to a point in the South boundary line of Lot Number 85, which point is 25 feet distance in an Easterly direction from the Southwest corner of Lot Number 85; thence in a Westerly direction along the South boundary line of Lot Number 85, a distance of 25 feet to the Southwest corner of Lot Number 85; thence in a Southerly direction along the Eastern boundary line of Lot Number 109 a distance of 50 feet to the Southeast corner of Lot Number 109; thence in a Westerly direction along the South boundary line of Lot Number 109, a distance of 45 feet to a point; thence in a Northerly direction and in a straight line a distance of 145 feet to a point; in the North line of Lot Number 111 which is 46 feet distance from the Northeast corner of Lot Number 111; thence in an Easterly direction along the North boundary line of Lots Number 111 and 83 a distance of 71 feet to the point of beginning, and embracing the West 25 feet of Lots Number 83,84, and 85 and portions of Lots Number 109,110, and 111 in what is known as Block Number 5 in the Westview Addition to Gadsden, according to map or plat thereof recorded in Book of Town Plats “A”, Page 1, in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, and being and lying in the City of Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama

The proceeds of said sale will be used, expended and applied in accordance with the terms of said mortgage.

Wanda Diane Hoskins Tedder, Timorth Wade Hoskins, James Hoskins and Melissa Lynn Hoskins Billingsley Mortgage Owners

BRIAN KEITH COPELAND

COPELAND AND COPELAND, LLC

Attorney for owner

January 15, 22, and 29, 2021

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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE

STATE OF ALABAMA, COUNTY OF ETOWAH

Default having been made in payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage given by Nicholas James Herman and wife, Audrey Eileen Herman to Michael Phillip Owens  dated July 8, 2019, recorded as Instrument Number:3486997, Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama, and the undersigned, by reason of such default, having declared the entire remaining indebtedness secured by said mortgage to be immediately due and payable and said mortgage subject to foreclosure and such default continuing, notice is hereby given that, acting under 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 front door of the Etowah  County Courthouse, in Gadsden, Alabama, between the legal hours of sale on February 12, 2021, the following described real property situated in Etowah County, Alabama:

For a point of beginning to describe the lands herein, commence at the Southwest corner of the SE ¼ of the SE ¼, and from thence run East, along the South line of said forty, a distance of 263 feet to the Northwest line of Lay Springs Road; thence run  North 50 degrees 34 minutes East along the Northwest line of said Lay Springs Road a distance of 176,4 feet, said point being in the Northeasterly line of the lot or parcel of land conveyed by Rosa Lee Culberson to Hollis W. Preston and wife, Alma R. Preston, by deed dated April 11, 1967, and which said point is the point of beginning of the lot or parcel of land herein described, and from said point of beginning continue North 50 degrees 34 minutes East and along the Northwest line of said Lay Springs Road a distance of 350 feet; thence deflect an angle of 81 degrees 16 minutes to the left and run North 30 degrees 42 minutes West a distance of 462 feet to the Southerly line of Black Creek; thence run in a Westerly direction, along the Southerly line of said Black Creek, a distance of 300 feet, more or less, to the Northeast corner of said Preston lot; thence run South 24 degrees 32 minutes East and along the Northeasterly line of said Preston lot a distance of 654 feet to the point of beginning, said description embracing a portion of the Southeast Quarter (SE ¼) of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4), in Section Twenty-One (21), Township Eleven (11) South, Range Six (6), East of the Huntsville Meridian, Etowah County, Alabama.

Included with the property conveyed hereby is one (1) 1968, 12×60 Crim. mobile home, Serial Number 9600807 and one (1) 1988 14×60 Sunbelt Eastwood mobile home, Serial Number 5933, affixed thereto, and forming a part thereof.

This sale will be made for the purpose of paying the indebtedness secured by said mortgage, as well as the expenses of foreclosure.  Proceeds thereof will be applied as provided by the terms of said mortgage. 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.

This Said sale is subject to all zoning ordinances; matters which would be disclosed by an accurate survey or by an inspection of the property; any outstanding taxes, which constitute liens upon said property; special assessments; all outstanding bills for public utilities which constitute

liens upon said property; all restrictive covenants, easements and  rights-of-way; the statutory right of redemption pursuant to Alabama law; and any other matters of record superior to said Mortgage.

Dated: January 13, 2021

MICHAEL PHILLIP OWENS

BY:

JONATHAN M. WELCH

Attorney for Mortgage Holde

Jonathan M. Welch, P.C.

1925 Rainbow Drive

Gadsden, Alabama 35901

(256) 543-1660

January 15, 22, 29 and February 5, 2021

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FILE CLAIMS

Robert R. Adams appointed Personal Representative(s) on 11/30/2020 Estate of Betty Sue Smith Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred. 

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

January 1, 8 and 15, 2021

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FILE CLAIMS

Greg Roberson appointed Personal Representative(s) on 11/02/2020 Estate of Carlton Ray Walker Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred. 

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

January 1, 8 and 15, 2021

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FILE CLAIMS

Stacey Brian Beecham was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 11/24/2020 Estate of Carolyn Johnson Beecham, deceased, Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred. 

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

January 1, 8 and 15, 2021

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FILE CLAIMS

Gerald Lancaster was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 11/20/2020 Estate of Hilda Lorene Lancaster, deceased, Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred. 

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

January 1, 8 and 15, 2021

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FILE CLAIMS

Wayne H. Sims, II, was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 12/04/2020 Estate of Wayne H. Sims, SR., deceased, Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred. 

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

January 1, 8 and 15, 2021

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FILE CLAIMS

Nancy Anita Daves was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 11/24/2020 Estate of Alexis Raye Hanks, deceased,  Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred. 

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

January 1, 8 and 15, 2021

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FILE CLAIMS

Martha Alice Whitt was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 12/14/2020 Estate of Mary Alice Whitt, deceased,  Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred. 

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

January 1, 8 and 15, 2021

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FILE CLAIMS

Kendra Eidson was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 12/01/2020 Estate of Linda Sue Eidson, deceased, Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred. 

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

January 8, 15 and 22, 2021

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FILE CLAIMS

Jason Russell Gray was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 12/01/2020 Estate of Mary Catherine Gray, deceased, Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred. 

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

January 8, 15 and 22, 2021

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FILE CLAIMS

Lloyd Scott Christopher was appointed Personal Representative(s) on 12/01/2020 Estate of Jerry Don Christopher, deceased, Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred. 

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

January 8, 15 and 22, 2021

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FILE CLAIMS

Otha Lee Rutledge, Jr. was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 12/03/2020 Estate of Eunice Louise Hunter, deceased, Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred. 

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

January 15, 22 and 29, 2021

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FILE CLAIMS

Ricky Dale Galloway was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 12/03/2020 Estate of Robert Lee Galloway, deceased,  Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred. 

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

January 15, 22 and 29, 2021

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FILE CLAIMS

Annette K. Weathington, was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/06/2021 Estate of Kerry Keith Kilpatrick, deceased,  Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred. 

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

January 15, 22 and 29, 2021

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FILE CLAIMS

Jeff Ingram appointed Personal Representative(s) on 12/14/2020 Estate of Stephen Patrick Faulkner, deceased, Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred. 

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

January 15, 22 and 29, 2021

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FILE CLAIMS

Randall G. Tidwell appointed Personal Representative(s) on 12/15/2020 Estate of Randy Gary Tidwell Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred. 

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

January 15, 22 and 29, 2021

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FILE CLAIMS

Stephanie Caldwell Childs appointed Personal Representative(s) on 12/15/2020 Estate of Eddie Joe Caldwell Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all persons that claims not filed within six months will be barred. 

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

January 15, 22 and 29, 2021

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NOTICE OF

CREDITORS

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

THE ESTATE OF:  PAUL ALLEN WATERS, deceased,

Case No:  S-11167

TAKE NOTICE that Letters Testamentary having been granted to Caryn Stark, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Paul Allen Waters, on the 18th day of November, 2020 by the Judge or Probate of Etowah County, Alabama.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all persons having claims against the said Estate are hereby required to present the same within the time allowed by law or the same will be barred. 

Jason Knowles

Knowles & Sullivan, LLC

Attorney for Petitioner

413 Broad Street

Gadsden, AL. 35901

Phone 256-547-7200

Fax: 256-467-6322

January 1, 8, and 15, 2021

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PUBLICATION NOTICE

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF BOBBY GRANVEL REED, DECEASED

CASE NO: S-11176

TO:  JESSICA THOMAS, address unknown

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that A Petition for Letters of Administration has been filed in this Court requesting that Letters of Administration be granted to CAROLYN FRANCES REED MOBLEY appointing her as Personal Representative over the Estate of BOBBY GRANVEL REED, deceased. 

You are FURTHER NOTIFIED to be an appear before this Court on the 18th day of February, 2021, at 10:00 o’clock A.M., when said petition will be heard and to show cause, if any you may have, why Letters of Administration should not be granted to CAROLYN FRANCES REED MOBLEY.

This the 18th day of December 2020.

Scott W. Hassell,

Judge of Probate Court

Christopher R. Garner, Esquire

821 Chestnut Street

Gadsden, AL. 35901

256-547-5466

January 1, 8, and 15, 2021.

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RESOLUTION

NO. R-01-21

Ordering Abatement of Nuisance                                                                      

Whereas, the Building Official has determined that a structure located at

1224 MALONE STREET in District 3 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly described as:

E 43’ Lot 10 Block 1 W A Crocheron No 1 Plat A-69 Gadsden Sec 5 Twp 12S R 6E, Bk 604 Pg 573 Bok 1351 Pg 941, Tax Sale II 90 Redeemed.

is a nuisance and ordered its abatement; and

Whereas, as required by the City Code, notice of a public hearing has been given to DIANE J. GLASS, 1623 Springrock Street, Gadsden, AL, 1224 Malone Street, Gadsden, AL.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GADSDEN, ALABAMA, as follows:

1. The Council finds that the structure constitutes a nuisance in violation of the City Code and should be abated.

2. The Building Official is authorized to abate the nuisance by removing or repairing said structure and to give notice of this decision in accordance with the City Code.

Adopted by the City Council of Gadsden, Alabama, at an open public meeting held on January 5, 2021.

      

Iva Nelson, City Clerk   

January 15, 2021

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NOTICE OF PROPOSED SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

Libby Turnipseed, as Adminintratrix of the Estate of Emma Pruitt Arieta, Plaintiff

v.s.

Regions Bank, ET AL, Defendants

Case No.: CV-2018-900205.00

Notice to John M. Laney, Jr., Jimmy L. Marker, Mildred K. Scott, Gwen Sibert, Jan Pruitt, Joni Keyser, John Keyser, Chuck Pruitt, Chet Ray, Gary Ray, Jo Del Edwards, John Malcolm Long, Lynn Ronlaine, Laura Lee Estes, Chuck Stapp, Steven Stapp, Martha Sibert, Hugh O’Shields, Walter Pruitt, Justin Pruitt, Bill Pruitt, Curtis Marker and any other heirs or unknown heirs-at-law of EmmaPruitt Arieta whose names or addresses are not known.

Notice is hereby given that Libby Turnipseed as Personal Representative of the Estate of Emma Pruitt Arieta has filed a Petition for Approval of compromised settlement of a claim of the Estate against Regions Bank.  Said matter is set down for hearing on the 1st day of February, 2021 at 8:30 AM.  you are hereby given notice of said Hearing at which time you may make any objection to said proposed settlement, if any.

Libby Turnipseed, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Emma Pruitt Arieta

Jack W. Torbert, Jr,

Attorney for Plaintiff.

Torbert & Torbert P.A.

1024 Forrest Ave

Gadsden, AL 35901

256-547-7551

December 25, 2020, January 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26 and March 5, 2021

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

PROJECT: STOWER’S HILL WALKING TRACK

Project No. M-017-A

OWNER:  

The City of Attalla, Alabama

Separate sealed bids for the construction of the Stower’s Hill Walking Track will be received by The City of Attalla at the City Hall of Attalla at 612 4th Street NW, Attalla, AL, 35954 until 10:00 A.M. CDST on Thursday, February 11, 2021 in the Council Chambers and then at said place publicly opened and read aloud. The project will consist of constructing a walking track at the park at Stower’s Hill.

The Contract Documents may be examined at the Attalla City Hall or copies of the Contract Documents may be obtained from The City of Attalla Engineering Department (256) 538-9986, upon receipt of a non-refundable fee of $25.00 (cash or check) for each set.  Upon request, documents will be shipped with all shipping and handling charges collect.

The Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any or all bids, and to award the contract to the best and most responsible bidder.  All bidders must comply with requirements of the Contractor’s Licensing Law of the State of Alabama and be certified for the type of work on which the proposal is submitted.  Each bidder must deposit with his bid, a bid bond in the amount, form and subject to the conditions provided in the Instruction to Bidders.

All Bidders bidding in amounts exceeding that established by the State Licensing Board for General Contractors must be licensed under the provisions of Title 34, Chapter 8, Code of Alabama, 1975, and must show evidence of license before bidding or bid will not be received or considered by the Engineer; the Bidder shall show such evidence by clearly displaying the license number on the outside of the envelope in which the Proposal is delivered.

No bidder may withdraw his bid within 60 days after the actual date of the opening thereof.

THE CITY OF

ATTALLA

Larry Means , Mayor

January 15, 22 and 29, 2021

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Sealed proposals, in duplicate, from Qualified General Contractors will be received by Gadsden State Community College at the office of The Dean of Financial and Administrative Services, Joe Ford Center, GSCC East Broad Campus until 2:00pm CST, Friday, February 12, 2021 for HVAC Replacement at Naylor Hall: at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read. A cashier’s check or bid bond payable to Gadsden State Community College in an amount not less than five (5) percent of the amount of the bid, but in no event more than $10,000, must accompany the

bidder’s proposal. Performance and Payment Bonds and evidence of insurance required in the bid documents will be required at the signing of the Contract. Drawings and specifications may be examined at the office of B. Craig Lipscomb, Architect, 442 Chestnut Street, Gadsden, AL 35901 and digitally upon request.

Bid Documents may be obtained from the Architect upon deposit of $200.00 per set, which will be refunded in full on the first two sets issued to each general contract bidder submitting a bonafide bid, upon return of documents in good condition within ten days of bid date. Other sets for general contractors, and sets for subcontractors and dealers, may be obtained with the same deposit, which will be refunded as above, less cost of printing, reproduction, handling, and distribution. Digital documents are available from the Architect at no cost.

Only general contractors who have been approved to bid pursuant to prequalification procedures and attended the mandatory pre-bid conference will be eligible to bid for the Project. Written prequalification procedures and criteria are available for review at the office of B. Craig Lipscomb, Architect, 442 Chestnut Street, Gadsden, AL 35901 and digitally upon request. Bids must be submitted on proposal forms furnished by the Architect or copies thereof.

Prequalification packages are due at the office of the Architect by 2pm CST on Monday, February 1, 2021.

A mandatory pre-bid conference shall be held on Friday, February 5, 2021 at 9am CST at Naylor Hall, 1001 George Wallace Drive, Gadsden, AL 35903. Protective face coverings are required.

All bidders bidding in amounts exceeding that established by the State Licensing Board for General Contractors must be licensed under the provisions of Title 34, Chapter 8, Code of Alabama, 1975, and must show evidence of license before bidding or bid will not be received or considered by the Architect; the bidder shall show such evidence by clearly displaying his or her current license number on the outside of the sealed envelope in which the proposal is delivered. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive technical errors if, in the Owner’s judgement, the best interests of the Owner will thereby be promoted.

Gadsden State Community College (Awarding Authority)

B. Craig Lipscomb, Architect, 256-390-5657, craig@bclarch.com (Architect)

NOTE: This notice must be run once a week for three successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county or counties in which the project, or any part of the project, is to be performed. If the project involves an estimated amount exceeding $500,000, this notice

must also run at least once in three newspapers of general circulation throughout the state. Proof of publication is required.

January 15, 22 and 29, 2021

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Sealed proposals, in duplicate, from Qualified General Contractors will be received by Gadsden State Community College at the office of The Dean of Financial and Administrative Services, Joe Ford Center, GSCC East Broad Campus until 2:00pm CST, Monday, February 15, 2021 for Building Demolition – Browder Hall, Mitchell Hall and Real Time Reporting: at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read. A cashier’s check or bid bond payable to Gadsden State Community College in an amount not less than five (5) percent of the amount of the bid, but in no event more than $10,000, must accompany the bidder’s proposal. Performance and Payment Bonds and evidence of insurance required in the bid documents will be required at the signing of the Contract. Drawings and specifications may be examined at the office of B. Craig Lipscomb, Architect, 442 Chestnut Street, Gadsden, AL 35901 and digitally upon request.

Bid Documents may be obtained from the Architect upon deposit of $200.00 per set, which will be refunded in full on the first two sets issued to each general contract bidder submitting a bonafide bid, upon return of documents in good condition within ten days of bid date. Other sets for general contractors, and sets for subcontractors and dealers, may be obtained with the same deposit, which will be refunded as above, less cost of printing, reproduction, handling, and distribution. Digital documents are available from the Architect at no cost.

Only general contractors who have been approved to bid pursuant to prequalification procedures and attended the mandatory pre-bid conference will be eligible to bid for the Project. Written prequalification procedures and criteria are available for review at the office of B. Craig Lipscomb, Architect, 442 Chestnut Street, Gadsden, AL 35901 and digitally upon request. Bids must be submitted on proposal forms furnished by the Architect or copies thereof.

Prequalification packages are due at the office of the Architect by 2pm CST on Monday, February 1, 2021.

A mandatory pre-bid conference shall be held on Friday, February 5, 2021 at 11am CST at Browder Hall, 1001 George Wallace Drive, Gadsden, AL 35903. Protective face coverings are required.

All bidders bidding in amounts exceeding that established by the State Licensing Board for General Contractors must be licensed under the provisions of Title 34, Chapter 8, Code of Alabama, 1975, and must show evidence of license before bidding or bid will not be received or considered by the Architect; the bidder shall show such evidence by clearly displaying his or her current license number on the outside of the sealed envelope in which the proposal is delivered. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive technical errors if, in the Owner’s judgement, the best interests of the Owner will thereby be promoted.

Gadsden State Community College (Awarding Authority)

B. Craig Lipscomb, Architect, 256-390-5657, craig@bclarch.com (Architect)

NOTE: This notice must be run once a week for three successive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county or counties in which the project, or any part of the project, is to be performed. If the project involves an estimated amount exceeding $500,000, this notice

must also run at least once in three newspapers of general circulation throughout the state. Proof of publication is required.

January 15, 22 and 29, 2021

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JOB COMPLETION

McCartney Construction Company, Inc. hereby gives notice of completion of 2019 City of Gadsden Community Development Street Resurfacing in Etowah County. This notice will appear for four consecutive weeks beginning on January 15, 22, 29 and ending on February 5, 2021.

All claims should be filed at McCartney Construction Company, Inc.

P.O. Box 1890, Gadsden, Alabama, 35902 during this period.

January 15, 22, 29 and February 5, 2021

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Notice to

Contractors Federal

Aid Project No. NH-HSIP-0025(555)

ETOWAH 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 January 29, 2021 and at that time publicly opened for constructing the Intersection Safety Improvements, Access Management, Micro-Milling, Resurfacing, and Traffic Stripe on SR-25 (US-411) from the intersection of SR-77 in Rainbow City to a point north of the junction of Riverbend Drive (MP 219.040) in Gadsden. Length 6.149 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 Eighty (80) Working Days. A 8.00% DBE Contract Obligation Is Required.

A Bidding Proposal may be purchased for $5.00. Plans may be purchased for $19.00 per set. Plans and Proposals are available at the Alabama Department 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.

Minimum wage rates for this project have been pre-determined by the Secretary of Labor and are set forth in the advertised specifications. This project is subject to the contract work hours and Safety Standards Act and its implementing regulations.

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 $3,660,458 To $4,473,893 .

The proposed work shall be performed in conformity with the rules and regulations for carrying out the Federal Highway Act.

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 of bids.

The bidder’s proposal must be submitted on the complete original proposal furnished him or her by the Alabama Department of Transportation.

The Alabama Department of Transportation, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42

U.S.C. 2000D TO 2000D-4 and Title 49 code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of The Secretary, Part 21, nondiscrimination in federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in consideration for an award.

The right to reject any or all bids is reserved.

JOHN R. COOPER

Transportation Director

January 8, 15 and 22, 2021

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Notice to

Contractors Federal

Aid Project No.

NH-0074(546) ETOWAH 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 January 29, 2021 and at that time publicly opened for constructing the Micro- Milling, Resurfacing, and Traffic Stripe on SR-74 (US-278) from the junction of SR-1 (US-431) to east of the junction of Alford Bend Road in Hokes Bluff. Length 6.269 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 Eighty (80) Working Days. A 4.00% DBE Contract Obligation Is Required.

A Bidding Proposal may be purchased for $5.00. Plans may be purchased for $8.00 per set. Plans and Proposals are available at the Alabama Department 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.

Minimum wage rates for this project have been pre-determined by the Secretary of Labor and are set forth in the advertised specifications. This project is subject to the contract work hours and Safety Standards Act and its implementing regulations.

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 $3,631,983 To $4,439,090 .

The proposed work shall be performed in conformity with the rules and regulations for carrying out the Federal Highway Act.

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 of bids.

The bidder’s proposal must be submitted on the complete original proposal furnished him or her by the Alabama Department of Transportation.

The Alabama Department of Transportation, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000D TO 2000D-4 and Title 49 code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of The Secretary, Part 21, nondiscrimination in federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such act, hereby notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in consideration for an award.

The right to reject any or all bids is reserved.

JOHN R. COOPER

Transportation Director

January 8, 15, and 22, 2021

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A BILL TO BE

ENTITLED AN ACT

NOTICE  is hereby given that a bill substantially  as follows  will be introduced  in the 2021 Regular  Session  of the Legislature  of Alabama  and application   for its passage and enactment  will be made:

Relating  to Etowah County;  to amend Section 45-28-200  of the Code of Alabama  1975,  authorizing  the  county commission  to levy an annual business license or privilege fee  on persons engaging  in certain businesses  in the county;  to exempt persons engaged  in farming  or growing  timber  from the law.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA:

Section 1.     Section  45-28-200  of the Code of Alabama 1975,  is  amended  to read as  follows:

Ҥ45-28-200.

“(a)   As used in this  section,   the following words and terms shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly   indicates  otherwise:

“(1)   BUSINESS.   Any activity engaged  in by any person with the object of gain,  profit,  benefit,  or advantage,  either direct  or indirect  to the person,   including   vocations, occupations,   callings,   and professions.

“(2)   COUNTY. Etowah County.

“(3)   COUNTY COMMISSION.  The  governing  body of Etowah County.

“(4)  LICENSE  OR PRIVILEGE  FEE.  A charge other  than a sales  or use tax.

“(5)   PERSON.  Any natural  person,   partnership, corporation,    firm,  association,   trust,  estate,   or other entity.

“(b)   The purpose  of this  section  is  to  equalize the burden of taxation   by authorizing   the county commission  to impose  a license   or privilege  fee upon persons  presently paying no license  or privilege   fee for the privilege of engaging in certain  businesses  in the  county.  The further purpose   of this  section   is to generate  additional  revenue  for the county  by imposing  an additional   license  or privilege   fee upon persons  who presently pay a license or privilege  fee to the  state or county  for the privilege  of engaging   in certain  businesses  in the county.

“(c)J..ll   The county  commission  may levy  an annual license   or privilege  fee upon any person  for engaging  in any business in the county.   The license  or privilege  fee shall  be in  addition  to any other license  or privilege   fee which  is currently  authorized or may be authorized;   provided,   however, the owner or operator  of a motion picture  theater with multiple   screens  shall   not be required  to pay an annual license  on each screen,   but shall  be required  to pay only the annual  license   for  one  business.

“(2)   This section  shall not apply  to a farmer  or other person or entity  engaged  in the raising,    harvesting,   or selling   agricultural  products  grown by the farmer for resale or to a person or entity growing timber  for resale.

“(d)   The fee authorized  to be levied  by the county

commission   shall  be paid annually   on October 1   for the succeeding  year to that  officer  or employee  of the  county chargeable   with  the duty of collecting  license  or privilege fees payable  to the  county,   and shall  be deposited   in the county general fund  for the  use  of the  county.

“(e)  (1)       The  rate  of the  license  or privilege  fee levied by the county commission on any person for engaging  in any business shall  be in an amount  of not less  than  ten dollars  ($10)  nor more three hundred dollars  ($300)   for each business conducted in the county.   The county commission  may set the rate of the license  or privilege  fee within the limits provided for each type of business in the county.  The rates of the  license  or privilege  fee for each type of business   shall be uniform  throughout the  county  and shall be set forth  in a schedule   promulgated   by the county  commission.

“(2)  The  rate  of the  license   or privilege   fee for each type  of business    may be based  upon any or all of the following facts:

“a.  The type of business.

“b.  The size   of the business.                      

“c.  The total  gross  receipts  of the business.

“d.  The number of employees of the  business.

“e.  Any other  reasonable criteria  determined by the county  commission.

“(f)   The county commission