Legals for 2/2/2024 – 2/8/2024

FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedIn

MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by Dolores Frazier, a single woman, originally in favor of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Quicken Loans Inc., on October 17, 2014, said mortgage recorded in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama, in Instrument Number 3409346; the undersigned Rocket Mortgage, LLC f/k/a Quicken Loans, LLC f/k/a Quicken Loans Inc., as Mortgagee/Transferee, under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash, in front of the main entrance of the Courthouse at Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama, on March 27, 2024, during the legal hours of sale, all of its rights, title, and interest in and to the following described real estate, situated in Etowah County, Alabama, to-wit: To describe a lot or parcel of land commence at the Northwest corner of Lot Number Two (2) Block “A”, Forrest Hill Addition to Gadsden, Alabama, as recorded in Plat Book “A”, Page 39, Etowah County Probate Office; thence run Easterly and along the North line of said Lot Number Two (2) (South line of Slack Street) for a distance of 64.00 feet to a point, said point being the Point of Beginning of the lands herein described; thence deflect 93 degrees 20 minutes 00 seconds to the right and run a distance of 72.31 feet to a point on the South line of said lot, said point being 80.00 feet East of the Southwest corner of said Lot Number Two (2); thence deflect 93 degrees 20 minute 00 seconds to the left and run a distance of 64.00 feet to the Southeast corner of said Lot Number Two (2); thence deflect 74 degrees 23 minutes 00 seconds to the left and run a distance of 75.00 feet to the Northeast corner of said Lot Number Two (2); thence deflect 105 degrees 37 minutes 00 seconds to the left and run a distance of 80.00 feet to the point of beginning, being a portion of Lot Number Two (2), Block “A” of the Forrest Hill Addition to Gadsden, Alabama, as recorded in Plat Book “A”, Page 39. Etowah County Probate Office, Gadsden, Alabama. Property street address for informational purposes: 608 Slack St, Gadsden, AL 35901. THIS PROPERTY WILL BE SOLD ON AN “AS IS, WHERE IS” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTY OR 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. This sale is made for the purpose of paying the indebtedness secured by said mortgage, as well as the expenses of foreclosure. The successful bidder must tender a non-refundable deposit of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) in certified funds made payable to Tiffany & Bosco, P.A. at the time and place of the sale. The balance of the purchase price plus any deed recording costs and transfer taxes must be paid in certified funds by noon the next business day at the Law Office of Tiffany & Bosco, P.A. at the address indicated below. Tiffany & Bosco, P.A. reserves the right to award the bid to the next highest bidder should the highest bidder fail to timely tender the total amount due. The Mortgagee/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.

Rocket Mortgage, LLC f/k/a Quicken Loans, LLC f/k/a Quicken Loans Inc., (“Transferee”) Tiffany & Bosco, P.A., 2501 20th Place South, Suite 300, Homewood, AL 35223 www.tblaw.com TB File Number: 23-09760

January 26, February 2 and 9, 2024

_____________

NOTICE OF

MORTGAGE

FORECLOSURE SALE

STATE OF ALABAMA COUNTY OF ETOWAH

Default having been made of the terms of the loan documents secured by that certain mortgage executed by David Jackson Maddox, Jr A Single Man  to Farmers and Merchants Bank dat-ed November 30, 2001; said mortgage being recorded on December 4, 2001, as Instrument No. M-2001-5348 in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama. Said Mortgage was last sold, assigned and transferred to US Bank Trust National Association, Not In Its Indi-vidual Capacity But Solely As Owner Trustee For VRMTG Asset Trust in Instrument 3534906 in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, ALABAMA.

The undersigned, US Bank Trust National Association, Not In Its Individual Capacity But Solely As Owner Trustee For VRMTG Asset Trustunder and by virtue of the power of sale contained in said mortgage, will sell at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash before the main entrance of the Court House in Etowah County, Alabama during the legal hours of sale (between 11am and 4pm), on the 28th day of February, 2024 the following property, situated in Etowah County, Alabama, to-wit:

Lot Three (3) in Block Two (2) in Lakewood Addition to Rainbow City, Alabama, according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book “G”, Page 187, Probate Office, Etowah County, Ala-bama, and lying and being in Rainbow City, Etowah County, Alabama.

Said property is commonly known as 3019 Lakewood Dr, Rainbow City, AL 35906.

Should a conflict arise between the property address and the legal description the legal de-scription will control.

Said property will be sold subject to any outstanding ad valorem taxes (including taxes which are a lien, but not yet due and payable), the right of redemption of any taxing authority, all out-standing liens for public utilities which constitute liens upon the property, any matters which might be disclosed by an accurate survey and inspection of the property, any assessments, liens, encumbrances, easements, rights-of-way, zoning ordinances, restrictions, special as-sessments, covenants, the statutory right of redemption pursuant to Alabama law, and any matters of record including, but not limited to, those superior to said Mortgage first set out above. Said property will be sold on an “as-is” basis without any representation, warranty or recourse against the above-named or the undersigned.  The successful bidder must present certified funds in the amount of the winning bid at the time and place of sale.

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 sale will be conducted subject (1) to confirmation that the sale is not prohibited under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and (2) to final confirmation and audit of the status of the loan with the holder of the Mortgage.

US BANK TRUST NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS OWNER TRUSTEE FOR VRMTG ASSET TRUST

as holder of said mortgage

McCalla Raymer Leibert Pierce, LLC

Two North Twentieth

2 20th Street North, Suite 1000

Birmingham, AL 35203

(205) 216-4238

FT21@mccalla.com

File No. 24-05573AL

www.foreclosurehotline.net

February 2, 9, and 16, 2024

___________

FILE CLAIMS

Gregory Eugene Clonts was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 11/29/2023 to the Estate of Dorothy Jean Clonts, 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 19, 26, and February 2, 2024

__________

FILE CLAIMS

Michael Copeland was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 11/29/2023 over the Estate of Melvin C. Copeland, 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 19, 26, and February 2, 2024

__________

FILE CLAIMS

Shirley Young was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 11/21/2023 over the Estate of Ronald Oneal Young, 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 19, 26, and February 2, 2024

___________

FILE CLAIMS

Katrina Elkins Herman was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 11/21/2023 to the Estate of Garry Elkins, 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 19, 26, and February 2, 2024

___________

FILE CLAIMS

Scott Forester Stewart was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 11/17/2023 over the Estate of William Thomas McManus 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 19, 26, and February 2, 2024

_________

FILE CLAIMS

Janet Boone was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 11/13/2023 over the Estate of Clarence Lee Perdue, 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 19, 26, and February 2, 2024

___________

FILE CLAIMS

Jeffrey Blake Erwin and Victoria Erwin Hollar was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 12/01/2023 to the Estate of Michelle Garbe Allred, 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

February 2, 9, and 16, 2024

___________

FILE CLAIMS

Julie Humphrey was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 12/04/2023 to the Estate of Dorothy Jean Roller, 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

February 2, 9, and 16, 2024

___________

FILE CLAIMS

Kristie Gilley was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 12/06/2023 to the Estate of Jill Hernandez, 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

February 2, 9, and 16, 2024

___________

FILE CLAIMS

Jeffery Blevins was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 12/07/2023 over the Estate of Teresa Jo Blevins, 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

February 2, 9, and 16, 2024

___________

FILE CLAIMS

Jane Leatherbury Newman Williams, Lucian Newman, III and Charles Leatherbury Newman was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 12/12/2023 to the Estate of Jane Leatherbury Newman, 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

February 2, 9, and 16, 2024

___________

FILE CLAIMS

Dana Roberts Sims was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 12/12/2023 over the Estate of Colton Maloy, deceased, Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama notifies all per-sons that claims not filed within six months will be barred.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

February 2, 9, and 16, 2024

___________

FILE CLAIMS

Kevin Worth Young was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 12/12/2023 over the Estate of Garry Dale Young, 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

February 2, 9, and 16, 2024

___________

FILE CLAIMS

Karina Garcia Vega was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 12/21/2023 over the Estate of Yadira Fernandez Loeza, 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

February 2, 9, and 16, 2024

___________

FILE CLAIMS

Karina Garcia Vega was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 12/21/2023 over the Estate of Cesar Arano Rosales, 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

February 2, 9, and 16, 2024

_____________

FILE CLAIMS

Steven Greene was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/09/2024 to the Estate of Christopher Daniel Greene, 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

February 2, 9, and 16, 2024

__________

FILE CLAIMS

Josephine Potter Harden was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/18/2024 to the Estate of Ralph Marrie, 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

February 2, 9, and 16, 2024

___________

FILE CLAIMS

Paula Boozer Gregory was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/10/2024 to the Estate of James Junior Boozer, 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

February 2, 9, and 16, 2024

____________

FILE CLAIMS

Robert Richard Thompson was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/10/2024 to the Estate of Linda M. Jovita, 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

February 2, 9, and 16, 2024

____________

FILE CLAIMS

Susan Denise Smith was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 11/29/2023 to the Estate of Alton Jackson Smith, 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

February 2, 9, and 16, 2024

___________

NOTICE

OF

ESTATE

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF JAMES RICKEY MUNN, DECEASED

CASE NO: 2024-0015

A Petition for Summary Distribution of the Estate of JAMES RICKEY MUNN, Deceased, having been submitted to the Honorable Scott W. Hassell, Judge of Probate, by Petitioner, Nancy Munn, on the 2nd day of January 2024; Notice is hereby given that all persons contesting said Petition shall file a response thereto with the Judge of Probate, Etowah County, within 30 days of the date of this publication.

Done this the 29th day of January 2024

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

February 2, 2024

____________

NOTICE

OF 

HEARING

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN THE MATTER OF: JAMES PHILPOT, ALLEGED INCAPACITATED,

Case #: 2023-552

TO: Ronnie Philpot and any unknown family

Please take notice that a PETITION FOR LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP of the above referenced individual alleged to be incapacitated was filed in the Office of the Judge of Probate, and further, that the  11th day of MARCH 2024 at 1:30 p.m. was appointed a day and time for hearing on said Petition, thereof at which time you may appear and support and/or contest the Petition, if you so choose.

DONE THIS THE 12TH DAY OF JANUARY 2024

Scott Hassell

PROBATE JUDGE

January 19, 26, and

February 2, 2024

___________

NOTICE

OF

HEARING

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN RE: LONNIE ALBERT NAIL, DECEASED,

Case # S-12294

TO: COLIN LYNCH

Whose whereabouts are unknown

Please take notice that a Petition for Final Settlement was filed in the Office of the Judge of Probate, Etowah County, Alabama and further, that the 20th day of March, 2024 at 11:30 am. was appointed a day and time for hearing on said Petition, thereof at which time you may appear and support and/or contest the Petition, if you so choose.

DONE THIS THE 26th DAY OF January

Scott W. Hassell

JUDGE OF PROBATE

February 2, 9, and 16, 2024

_____________

NOTICE

OF

HEARING

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN THE MATTER OF: HERSHEL NELSON, ALLEGED INCAPACITATED,

Case #: 2024-6

TO: Larisa Nelson Bockneck, Michael Nelson and any unknown family

Please take notice that a PETITION FOR LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP of the above referenced individual alleged to be incapacitated was filed in the Office of the Judge of Probate, and further, that the 11th day of MARCH 2024 at 2:30 pm. was appointed a day and time for hearing on said Petition, thereof at which time you may appear and support and/or contest the Petition, if you so choose.

DONE THIS THE 16TH DAY OF JANUARY 2024

Scott W. Hassell

PROBATE JUDGE

January 19, 26, and

February 2, 2024

____________

NOTICE

OF

HEARING

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN THE MATTER OF: JAMES ROBINSON, ALLEGED INCAPACITATED,

Case #: 2023-553 

TO: James Robinson, Jr., Jenna Robinson and Preston Robinson and any unknown family

Please take notice that a PETITION FOR LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP of the above referenced individual alleged to be incapacitated was filed in the Office of the Judge of Probate, and further, that the 11th day of MARCH 2024 at 2:00 p.m. was appointed a day and time for hearing on said Petition, thereof at which time you may appear and support and/or contest the Petition, if you so choose.

DONE THIS THE 16TH DAY OF JANUARY 2024

Scott W. Hassell

PROBATE JUDGE

January 19, 26, and

February 2, 2024

____________

NOTICE

OF

HEARING

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN RE: PATRICIA

BEASLEY,

DECEASED,

Case # 2023-00529

TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS

Whose whereabouts are unknown

Please take notice that a Petition to Probate Will was filed in the Office of the Judge of Probate, Etowah County, Alabama and further, that the 11th day of March 2024 at 10:30 am. was appointed a day and time for hearing on said Petition, thereof at which time you may appear and support and/or contest the Petition, if you so choose.

DONE THIS THE 17th DAY OF January 2024.

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

January 19, 26, and

February 2, 2024

___________

NOTICE

OF

HEARING

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN RE: MOSES FOSTER, DECEASED,

Case # 2023-00502

TO: Vanessa Lynne Capers, Ladonna Foster Hadley, Camalla Foster Cooper, Morris Foster, Jr., Erica Foster

Whose whereabouts are unknown

Please take notice that a Petition to Probate Will was filed in the Office of the Judge of Pro-bate, Etowah County, Alabama and further, that the 19th day of March 2024 at 10:30 am. was appointed a day and time for hearing on said Petition, thereof at which time you may appear and support and/or contest the Petition, if you so choose.

DONE THIS THE 29th DAY OF January 2024.

Scott W. Hassell

JUDGE OF PROBATE

February 2, 9, and 16, 2024

___________

PUBLICATION

NOTICE

IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION PETITION

NOTICE TO:

UNKNOWN FATHER

ADDRESS:

UNKNOWN

You will take notice that a Petition for Adoption of a child born to Morgan Celeste Works, was filed on October 27, 2023, alleging that the identity of the natural parent of said minor child is unknown and has not been disclosed to the Court, and whose relationship of said unknown or undisclosed natural parent to the aforesaid minor child is that of putative father. The minor child’s date of birth is: October 24, 2021.

Please be advised that should you intend to contest this adoption, you must file a written response within thirty (30) days of the date of the last publication herein, with counsel for the petitioners, whose name and address is shown below, and with the Clerk of the Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama, P.O. Box 187, Gadsden, AL 35902.

Attorney for the

Petitioner:

John Floyd, Esquire

808 Chestnut Street

Gadsden, AL 35901

This the 30 day of

January 2024

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

February 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2024

___________

NOTICE OF

COMPLAINT

FOR BILL TO QUIET TITLE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

LAURA KATE ROZELLE, Plaintiff,

vs.

CV-2023-900529-SJS

A PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

ALL OF LOT NUMBER FIVE (5) AND LOT NUMBER FOUR (4), SAVE AND EXCEPT THAT PORTION THAT WAS EXCEPTED IN THE DEED FROM DEWEY T. MANN AND WIFE, WITT M. MANN, TO MARY S. HOLLOWAY, DATED MAY 22,1950, AND RECORDED IN BOOK 438, PAGE 195, PROBATE OFFICE, ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA; ALL OF THE ABOVE DESCRIBED PROPERTY BEING IN IDA STOCK’S ADDITION TO GADSDEN, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS THE SAME APPEARS OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK “E”, PAGE 65, PROBATE OFFICE, ETOWAH COUNTY,

ALABAMA, AND LYING AND BEING IN GADSDEN, ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA.

and

JAMES EDWARD GREEN AND NELLIE JONES GREEN, INCLUDING ANY HEIRS OR DEVISEES OF THE SAME AND THOSE WHOSE ADDRESSES ARE UNKNOWN AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES, including any persons claiming any present interest therein and including any person claiming any future, contingent, reversionary, remainder, or other interest therein, who may claim any interest in the above described property AND CADENCE BANK.

Defendants

The Defendants, JAMES EDWARD GREEN and NELLIE JONES GREEN, and/or their heirs or devisees, and any other individual who may claim an interest in the aforementioned property whose whereabouts are unknown, must answer the Bill to Quiet Title filed by LAURA KATE ROZELLE, within thirty (30) days of the completion of the publication or thereafter a judgment of default may be rendered against you in the aforementioned case.

Done the 30th day of January 2024

Cassandra Johnson

Clerk of the Circuit County of Etowah County

Joshua B. Sullivan

Knowles & Sullivan, LLC

413 Broad Street

Gadsden, Alabama 35901

T: 256-547-7200

F: 256-467-6322

February 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2024

____________

ADVERTISEMENT

FOR

NOTICE OF

COMPLETION

In accordance with Chapter 1, Title 39, Code of Alabama, 1975, notice is hereby given that GKL Companies, Inc. has completed the contract for the renovation of Project B: Roof Restoration of Beck Field House Gym at the Wallace Drive Campus Project Number 2022-156 GSCC at College Drive, Gadsden Alabama 35903.  For the State of Alabama and the City of Gadsden, Owners have made a request for final settlement of said Contract.  All persons having any claim for la-bor, materials, or otherwise in connection with this project should immediately notify Stephen Ward & Associates, Inc PO Box 6815 Huntsville, AL. 35813.

GKL Companies, Inc.

112 Rainbow Industrial Drive

Rainbow City, AL. 35906

January 12, 19, 26, and February 2, 2024

____________

ADVERTISEMENT

FOR

NOTICE OF

COMPLETION

FORM OF ADVERTISEMENT FOR COMPLETION LEGAL NOTICE In accordance with Chapter 1, Title 39, Code of Alabama, 1975, notice is hereby given that Alabama Grading & Excavation, LLC, has completed the Contract No 2 Water Main Upgrades (Re-Bid) Alternate Water Supply and Water Distribution Upgrade located at Sardis City, AL for the Water Works and Sewer Board of the Town of Sardis City, Owner(s), and have made request for final settlement of said Contract. All persons having any claim for labor, materials, or otherwise in connection with this project should immediately notify LADD Environmental Consultants, Inc in Ft Payne, AL at (256)845-5315

February 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2024

_______________

ADVERTISEMENT

FOR BIDS

A WEIGHT ROOM AND STORAGE FACILITY

FOR ETOWAH HIGH SCHOOL

FOR THE ATTALLA CITY SCHOOLS

MCKEE PROJECT NO. 23.128

    

Sealed proposals for this project shall be received by Mr. Jeff Colegrove, Superintendent, Attalla City Schools, 101 Case Avenue Southeast, Attalla, AL 35954, until 2:00 PM Central Time, Tuesday, February 6, 2024, then opened and read aloud.

General Contractors bidding on this project are required to visit the site to examine all existing conditions prior to submitting their proposal, which shall be arranged by the contractor with the school.

The project shall be bid excluding taxes. Bids must be submitted on proposal forms furnished by the Architect or copies thereof.  No bid may be withdrawn after scheduled closing for receipt of bids for a period of ninety (90) days. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive technical errors if, in the Owners judgment, the best interests of the Owner will thereby be promoted.

A certified check or Bid Bond payable to Attalla City Schools in an amount not less than five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid, but in no event more than $10,000.00 must accompany the bidder’s sealed proposal. Performance and statutory labor and material payment bonds will be required at the signing of the Contract.

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. All bidders shall show such evidence by clearly displaying their current license number on the outside of the sealed envelope in which the proposal is delivered.

PDFs of the project can be reviewed by going to the McKee website @ www.mckeeassoc.com and selecting “Project Bid List”. Also, if you are not receiving NOTIFICATIONS from us, please register on our website, “Project Bid List” by selecting manage your bid list profile. The documents may be viewed on-line and printed by General Contractors, Sub Contractors and Suppliers. Documents published through this procedure are the only documents endorsed by the Architect. The Architect is unable to monitor, confirm and maintain other websites that provide documents. Addendums will be provided to entities that have CONFIRMED bidding for this particular project. The Architect retains ownership and copyrights of the documents. If bidders require printed sets, please submit request to the Architect at mckeeplans@gmail.com. Include your first & last name, company name, address, phone number and the McKee project name and number. Print sets are to be returned in re-usable condition within ten days after bid opening.

All RFIs and RFAs regarding the bid documents shall be sent and addressed through emails found on the RFI and RFA forms in the project manual.  NOTE:  ONLY THE RFI AND RFA FORMS IN THE PROJECT MANUAL WILL BE ACCEPTED.   The Architect will not accept inquiries via telephone or fax.

Completion Time:  See Scope of Work in Project Manual.

Supervision: Contractor will ensure proper supervision of all work.

Owner:  Mr. Jeff Colegrove, Superintendent, Attalla City Schools, 101 Case Avenue Southeast, Attalla, Alabama  35954 | 256-538-8051

Architect: McKee and Associates, Architecture and Interior Design, 631 South Hull Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104 | Phone: 334-834-9933

January 19, 26, and

February 2, 2024

___________

REQUESTS FOR BIDS

NORTHEAST ALABAMA REGIONAL AIRPORT

GADSDEN, ALABAMA

Sealed bids will be received until 10:00 AM Monday, February 19, 2024, at the Northeast Alabama Regional  Airport – Terminal Building located at 185 Ira Gray Drive, Gadsden, Alabama 35904 and at said time bids will  be publicly opened and read aloud for furnishing all labor, ma-terials and equipment and performing all work  necessary for: Taxilane and Apron Pavement Maintenance at Northeast Alabama Regional Airport. Major  items of work include: Crack Seal, Seal Coat, Spall Repair and Pavement Markings.

Information for the Project can be found on the following website: https://www.gmcnetwork.com/bids/.

The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is Goodwyn Mills Cawood, LLC, located at 117 Jefferson  Street North, Huntsville, AL 35801, Attn: Jennifer Farineau Ph: 256.539.3431 or email:  jennifer.farineau@gmcnetwork.com. Prospective Bidders may examine the Bidding Documents at the  Issuing Office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Issuing Office, during the hours indicated  above, upon payment of a one-time administrative fee of $20.00 for digital ac-cess/file sharing access and/or  payment of $50.00 for each printed set. Said cost represents the cost of printing, reproduction, handling, and distribution, therefore no refund will be grant-ed. Checks for Bidding Documents shall be payable to  “Goodwyn Mills Cawood, LLC.” Partial sets of Bidding Documents will not be available from the Issuing  Office. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for full or partial sets of Bidding Documents,  including Addenda if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office.

Each proposal must be accompanied by a bid guaranty in the amount of five (5) percent of the total amount  of the bid, but not to exceed $50,000. The bid guaranty may be by certified check or bid bond made  payable to the Gadsden Airport Authority.

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 Ala-bama, 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 li-cense number on the outside of the envelope in  which the Proposal is delivered. “A contractor must have a Heavy and Railroad major license or a Heavy and  Railroad specialty license to bid as prime for this project.”

Bids may be held by the Gadsden Airport Authority for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days from the  date of the bid opening for the purpose of evaluating bids prior to award of contract.

Award of contract is subject to requirements in the contract documents including, but not limited to, the  following Federal provisions:

1) Civil Rights – Title VI Assurances

The Gadsden Airport Authority reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informality or  irregularity in the bids received.

Bill Billingsley, Chairman

Gadsden Airport Authority

185 Ira Gray Drive

Gadsden, Alabama 35904

January 26, February 2, 9, and 16, 2024

____________

Notice to

Contractors

Federal

Aid

Project

No.

NH-HSIP-0074(548)

ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

Sealed bids will be received by the Director of Transportation at the office of the Alabama De-partment of Transportation, Montgomery, Alabama until 10:00 AM on February 23, 2024 and at that time publicly opened for constructing the Safety Widening, Micro-Milling, Resurfacing (Scrub Seal), and Traffic Stripe on SR-74 (US-278) from the intersection of Alford Ben Road in Hokes Bluff to the Calhoun County Line. Length 7.370 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 Forty (40) Working Days. A 4.00% DBE Contract Obli-gation Is Required.

A Bidding Proposal may be purchased for $5.00. Plans may be purchased for $5.00 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 Al-abama 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 $2,089,258 To $2,553,538 .

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 Transporta-tion, Subtitle A, Office of The Secretary, Part 21, nondiscrimination in federally-assisted pro-grams 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 re-sponse 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

February 2, 9, and 16, 2024

____________

ADVERTISEMENT

FOR BIDDERS

Project: 22167.00 – Gadsden Water Reverse Osmosis Treatment Process

Owner: Gadsden Water Works & Sewer Board

Engineer: InSite Engineering, LLC.

Separate sealed bids for the Gadsden Water Reverse Osmosis Treatment Process will be received by the Gadsden Water Works & Sewer Board in the Board Room located at 515 N Albert Rains Boulevard, Gadsden, Alabama 35901.

DATES OF MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING AND BID OPENING WILL BE DETERMINED AT A LATER DATE.

THE OWNER WILL BE PRE-QUALIFYING GENERAL CONTRACTORS AND ELECTRICAL SUBCON-TRACTORS FOR THIS PROJECT.  Prequalification packages are available from InSite Engineer-ing, LLC (205-733-9696) at no charge.  Prequalification packages must be submitted for consid-eration no later than 4:00 PM local time Thursday, March 7, 2024.

Documents for prequalification and bidding purposes must be obtained directly from InSite Engineering, LLC, 5800 Feldspar Way, Hoover, Alabama 35244.  Once available, all prequalification packages, plans, specifications, and contract documents may be examined and obtained 24 hours per day at no charge from the Online Plan Room at www.insiteengineering.org.

February 2, 9, and 16, 2024

_____________

ADVERTISEMENT

FOR BIDS

Sealed proposals, in duplicate, from Qualified General Contractors will be received by The Etowah County Board of Education at the board office 401 Broad Street, Gadsden, AL 35901 until 1:30pm CST, Monday, March 4, 2024 for Re-roofing of Hokes Bluff High School: at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read. A cashier’s check or bid bond payable to Etowah County Board of Education 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, attended the mandatory pre-bid conference and have demonstrated the ability to provide 24/7/365 service with a main office within 60 miles driving distance of the project site as described in the pre-qualification package and/or Div 1 specifications and criteria established by the Owner 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 12pm CST on Monday, February 19, 2024.

A mandatory pre-bid conference shall be held on Monday, February 26, 2024 at 1:30pm CST at the campus of Hokes Bluff School in the front parking lot.  1865 Appalachian Hwy, Hokes Bluff, AL 35903. 

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.

Etowah County Board of Education (Awarding Authority)

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

NOTE: For projects exceeding $50,000, 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.

February 2, 9, and 16, 2024

_____________

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

CITY OF ATTALLA

THE CITY OF ATTALLA WILL HOLD PUBLIC HEARINGS TO DISCUSS THE REMEDIES FOR NUISANCE/ABATEMENT CASES THAT WILL COME BEFORE THE ATTALLA CITY COUNCIL ON MONDAY, FEBRURAY 5, 2024 AT 5:00 P.M. LOCATED AT 612 4TH STREET NW. ATTALLA, ALABAMA. THE FOLLOWING ADDRESSES WILL BE DISCUSSED.

604 OSBORNE STREET, SE

506 5TH AVENUE, NW

Mandy Cash

City Clerk

January 26 and

February 2, 2024    

__________

LEGAL NOTICE

In accordance with Chapter 1, Title 39, Code of Alabama, 1975, as amended, notice is hereby given that Hudak Construction Co., Inc., Contractor, has completed the Contract for Mechanical Renovations to Inzer Student Center and Meadows LRC (Wallace Drive Campus) at 1001 George Wallace Drive, Gadsden, AL 35903, for the Alabama Community College System, and Gadsden State Community College (Owners), and have made request for final settlement of said contract.  All persons having any claim for labor, materials, or otherwise in connection with this project should immediately notify Lathan Associates Architects, P.C., 300 Chase Park South, Suite 200, Hoover, AL 35244

Hudak Construction

400 W. Meighan Blvd.

Gadsden, AL 35901

February 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2024                    

___________

NOTICE

OF

PUBLIC HEARING

The Board of Adjustments will hold a public hearing on Monday, February 12, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Attalla City Hall located at 612 4th Street NW, Attalla, AL 35954.  The following items will be considered:

Variance requested and filed by Racetrac, INC. to change the allowed area of signs to match what Racetrac is requesting.  The property is located along 3rd Street NW between 4th and 5th Avenue NW.

Variance requested and filed by Gregory Lee to allow a mobile home at 130 Mulberry Lane, At-talla , AL 35954

Mandy Cash

City Clerk

February 2 and 9, 2024                                                                                 

____________

LEGAL

ZONING

NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, the 22 of February , 2024 at 8:30 a.m., the Board of Adjustment of the City of Gadsden will hold a public hearing in the City Council Chamber, First Floor, at City Hall, 90 Broad Street, Gadsden, Alabama to give all persons who desire an opportunity to be heard in opposition to or in favor of the following request:

“A request for a Variance to allow a newly constructed privacy fence to remain on the property and the required setbacks be adjusted to allow for the fence on the described property below.   

Lots Numbers one (1) and Two (2), save and except 54.4 feet off the North end of each lot, in Block Number Two (2), of Edgewood Addition, according to map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book “D”, Page 247, in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama, and lying and being in Etowah County, Alabama, together withal improvements located thereon. (Property address being 2607 S 11th Street)

February 2 and 9, 2024

___________

LEGAL

ZONING

NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, the 22 of February , 2024 at 8:30 a.m., the Board of Adjustment of the City of Gadsden will hold a public hearing in the City Council Chamber, First Floor, at City Hall, 90 Broad Street, Gadsden, Alabama to give all persons who desire an opportunity to be heard in opposition to or in favor of the following request:

“A request for a Special Exception to locate a manufactured home located on the property described below.

Lot Number Forty-Six (46) of India Sutherlin Estate as shown by map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book “C” on Page 311 in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama together with all improvements thereon. Said property being and lying in Etowah County, Alabama. (property address being 237 Yale Ave).

February 2 and 9, 2024

____________

LEGAL

ZONING

NOTICE

At a regular meeting of the City Council of Gadsden to be held in the Council Chamber at City Hall, First Floor, 90 Broad Street, Gadsden, Alabama on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, commenc-ing at 11:00 a.m., a public hearing will be held to consider the adoption of an ordinance sub-stantially as follows:

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF GADSDEN, ALABAMA, that the Official Zoning Map of the City of Gadsden adopted by Ordinance No. O-02-82, as amended, is hereby further amended by changing the zoning classification district for the following described property from R-2, Multi Family Residence and B-2, General Business District to I-1, Light Industry Dis-trict:

(R-2) Lots Number One (1) and Two (2) Block Nineteen (19), Smith’s Addition #1, according to the Plat recorded in Plat Book B, Page 158, Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama.

(B-2) Commencing at ½” rebar marking the Northwest corner of Lot 1 in Block 1 of Kyle’s Cheap Home Addition, as recorded in Plat Book “B”, Page 189, in the Office of Probate, Etowah Coun-ty, Alabama, said rebar being on the easterly side of the that certain Norfolk Southern Railroad spur as described in Minutes “F”, page 7, run along the west line of said Lot 1 and the east line of said spur South 16°59’23” West a distance of 144.73 feet to a ½ “ rebar marking the South-west corner Lot 1, said rebar being in the North Line of SW ¼ of the NE ¼ of section 1, township 12 South, Range 5 East ; thence leaving said Lot 1, continue along the east line of said spur 13°17’30”West a distance of 102.4 feet to a ½” rebar; thence continue along said east line of said spur South 08°38’41” West distance of 9.83 feet to a ½” rebar; thence continue along said east line of said spur along a curve, with a chord bearing of South 03°09’22” West a chord dis-tance of 76.77 feet to an iron rod set, said iron being a ½” rebar with plastic cap stamped “B Means LS 27727”, said iron marking the point of beginning of the following described parcel: thence continue along said east line of said spur with a curve turning to the left with an arc length of 236.18 feet, with a radius  of 558.39 feet, with a chord bearing of South 12°54’12” East and a chord length of 234.43 feet to a capped ½” rebar (JBW&T, INC.); thence leaving said east line of said spur South 88 line of said spur South 88°40’09” East a distance of 185.04 feet to a capped ½” rebar (JBW&T, INC.); thence North 03°24’49” East a distance of 218.56 feet to a capped ½” rebar (JBW&T,INC.); thence North 86°39’18” West a distance of 250.78 feet to the point of beginning. Said parcel containing 1.16 acres, more or less, and being a portion of the SW ¼ of the NE of Section 1, Township 12 South, Range 5 east, Etowah County. (Street address being 3200 West Meighan Blvd).

Iva Nelson

City Clerk

February 2 and 9, 2024

____________

LEGAL

ZONING

NOTICE

At a regular meeting of the City Council of Gadsden to be held in the Council Chamber at City Hall, First Floor, 90 Broad Street, Gadsden, Alabama on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, commencing at 11:00 a.m., a public hearing will be held to consider the adoption of an ordinance substantially as follows:

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF GADSDEN, ALABAMA, that the Official Zoning Map of the City of Gadsden adopted by Ordinance No. O-02-82, as amended, is hereby further amended by changing the zoning classification district for the following described property from R-1, Multi Family District to B-1, Neighborhood Business District on the following described property:

Lots Number Twenty-Four (24), Twenty-Five (25), and Twenty-Six (26) in Block “C”, Stroud’s First Subdivision to East Gadsden, according to map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book “B”, pages 84 and 85, Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama and lying and being in Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama (street address being 1428 East Broad Street).”

Iva Nelson

City Clerk

February 2  and 9 , 2024

____________

NOTICE

OF SALE

The contents of unit #210 will be disposed of on February 2, 2024 for charges past due for Brian Murphy #210. Briarmeade Village Mini-Warehouses 409 W. Main Street, Glencoe, AL. 35905.

January 26 and

February 2, 2024

__________

LEGAL

NOTICE

The following storage unit will be disposed of February 16, 2024 on the business premises of Huff’s Mini Storage.  Huff’s Mini Storage is located at 608 Gilbert Ferry Road, Attalla, AL. 35954.

Haley Peterson #37

Huff’s Mini Storage

608 Gilbert Ferry Road

Attalla, AL. 35954.

January 19, 26,

February 2 and 9, 2024

____________

NOTICE

OF SALE

The following storage units will be auctioned on February 14, 2024 beginning at 10:00 AM on the business premises of Southtowne Mini Warehouses.  Southtowne is located at 199 Wood-land Drive, off of Steele Station Road in Rainbow City, Alabama.

Jo Ann Collins

#339 and 578

Stephanie Chapman #705 and 775

Regina Collins #724

Marcia Hardney #24C and 170

Dylan Mason #101

Tami Powell #144

Ginger Bates

#154 and 158

Suzanne Moon #241

Jennifer James #373

Trea Mink #562

Pinky Prewitt

#569 and 618

Kristie Bell #585

Donna Hansen #38-22

Konnie Taylor #706

Chris Smith #715

Jeffery Beck #796

Kenyatla Holt #802

Southtowne Mini Warehouses

199 Woodland Drive

Rainbow City, AL. 35906

February 2 and 9, 2024

___________

LEGAL

NOTICE

The following units will be auctioned or otherwise disposed of on February 20, 2024, beginning at 9:00 A.M. on the premises of 77 Storage located at 2800 Forestdale Road, Southside, Al. 35907.

Janice Fordham

Unit A27

Krystel Davidson

Unit A46

77 Storage

2800 Forestdale Road

Southside, AL 35907

February 2 and 9, 2023

_____________

NOTICE

OF

VEHICLE

POSSESSION

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will proceed to take possession of the following described abandoned vehicle(s) on 03/09/2024 at 8 a.m. 

2015 RED DODGE JOURNEY

VIN#3C4P DCAB7FT719293

Tommy Tows

3403 Forrest Ave

Gadsden, AL 35904

(256) 490-3715

January 26 and

February 2, 2024

___________

NOTICE

OF

VEHICLE

POSSESSION

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will proceed to take possession/auction of the following described abandoned vehicle(s) on 2/28/2024 at 9am.

2016 White Chevrolet Malibu Limited

VIN:  1G11C5SA9GF117767

Matt’s Towing

2000 Hickory Street

Gadsden, AL. 35904

January 26 and February 2, 2024

____________

NOTICE

OF

VEHICLE

POSSESSION

In accordance with Alabama Abandoned Motor Vehicle Act, Alabama Code Sections 32-13-1 through 32-13-8 notice is hereby given to the owners, lienholders, and other interested parties. The following motor vehicles will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder at 9:00 am, February 29, 2024 at Team One Chevrolet, Gadsden, Alabama. Seller reserves the right to re-ject any bid and the right to bid.

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe

VIN# KM8SM4HF8FU120963

2007 Kia Optima

VIN# KNAGE1 23875126520

Stephanie Gillilan

Attorney at Law

834 Chestnut Street

Gadsden, AL 35901

(256) 458-6515

January 26 and

February 2, 2024

____________

STATE OF

ALABAMA

PROCLAMATION

BY

THE GOVERNOR

WHEREAS the Alabama Legislature at its 2023 Second Special Session enacted Act No. 2023-562 (SB3), proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 2022;

WHEREAS, in conformity with Section 284 of the Constitution of Alabama of 2022, as amended, the Legislature has ordered an election by the qualified electors of the state upon such proposed amendment; and

WHEREAS notice of this election, together with the proposed amendment, is required by law to be given by proclamation of the Governor, which shall be published once a week for at least four successive weeks immediately preceding the day appointed for the election;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, as Governor of the State of Alabama, do hereby give notice, direct, and proclaim that on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, an election will be held in the State of Alabama in the manner and form provided by law upon the following proposed amendment to the Constitution of 2022 of the State of Alabama:

AMENDMENT PROPOSED BY ACT NO. 2023-562

“Section 71.01

(A) The following words and phrases, whenever used in this amendment, shall have the following respective meanings:

“Basic Appropriations” means, with respect to any regular session of the legislature, such appropriations as the legislature may deem appropriate for the expenditures by the state during the ensuing budget period for the ordinary expenses of the executive, legislative and judicial departments branches of the state, for payment of the public debt, and for education (excluding, however, any item within the scope of the foregoing that is at the time provided for by a continuing appropriation or otherwise).

“Budget Period” means a fiscal year of the state or such period other than [a] a fiscal year as may hereafter be fixed by law as the period with respect to which state budgets are prepared and state appropriations are made.

(B) On or before the second legislative day of each regular session of the legislature, beginning with the first regular session after January 1, 1983, the governor shall transmit to the legislature for its consideration a proposed budget for the then next ensuing budget period.

(C) The duty of the legislature at any regular session to make the basic appropriations for any budget period that will commence before the first day of any succeeding regular session shall be paramount; and, accordingly, beginning with the first regular session held after January 1, 1983, no bill (other than a bill making any of the basic appropriations) shall be signed by either the presiding officer of the house or senate and transmitted to the other house until bills making the basic appropriations for the then ensuing budget period shall have been signed by the presiding officer of each house of the legislature in accordance with Section 66 of this Constitution and presented to the governor in accordance with Section 125 of this Constitution; provided, that this paragraph (C) shall not affect the passage of local laws or local constitutional amendments, the adoption of resolutions, or the conduct of any other legislative functions that do not require a third reading; and provided further, that following adoption, by vote of either house of not less than three-fifths of a quorum present, of a resolution declaring that the provisions of this paragraph (C) shall not be applicable in that house to a particular bill, which shall be specified in said resolution by number and title, the bill so specified may proceed to final passage therein.

(D) Upon the signing and presentation to the governor in accordance with the said Sections 66 and 125 of bills making the basic appropriations, the provisions of the foregoing paragraph (C) prohibiting the final passage of bills in the house and senate (other than bills making any part of the basic appropriations) shall cease to be effective and shall not be revived or become again effective as a result of (i) the subsequent legislative history of any bill so signed and presented, including any veto, return with executive amendment, or any other action, or failure to act, by either the governor or the legislature under the provisions of the said Section 125; or (ii) a determination, by either judicial decree or opinion of the justices of the Alabama Supreme Court, that any bill so signed and presented is wholly or in part invalid.

(E) The legislature may, by statute or rule, make such further provisions for the timely passage of bills making the basic appropriations as are not inconsistent with the provisions of this Constitution.

(F) Nothing contained herein shall be construed as requiring the legislature to make any appropriation not otherwise required by this Constitution to be made.

(G) Notwithstanding any provision of this amendment, any resolution authorizing the consideration of a bill proposing a local law adopted before November 8, 2016 March 5, 2024, that conformed to the rules of either body of the Legislature at the time it was adopted, is ratified, approved, validated, and confirmed, and the application of any such resolution is effective from the date of original adoption.”

FURTHER, I proclaim and direct that this proclamation shall be published once a week for the four successive weeks immediately preceding Tuesday, March 5, 2024, in every county as required by law.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Alabama to be affixed by the Secretary of State at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on this 24th day of January, 2024.

Kay Ivey

Governor

ATTESTED

Wes Allen

Secretary of State

February 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2024

              

          

Latest News

City of Gadsden and Gadsden State continue partnership
Free events planned for Poetry Month
Pinwheel Ceremony brings awareness to child abuse advocacy
Downtown Walking tours now underway
3rd Annual Autism Conference returns to Etowah County

Latest Sports News

Southside's Rose highlights All-Messenger girls basketball
Gaston's Merriman leads off All-Messenger boys basketball
Local teacher/coach opens sports facility
Five local teams ranked in latest ASWA baseball, softball polls
Ashville finishes runner-up at Guntersville meet