Legals for 3/03/2023 – 03/09/2023

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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by thatcertain Mortgage executed by Melissa H. Yates, an unmarried woman, to Mortgage Electronic

Registration Systems, Inc. (“MERS”), (solely as nominee for Lender, First Federal Bank,

and Lender’s successors and assigns), dated the 20th day of January, 2011, which

Mortgage was recorded in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama,

in Instrument Number 3344445; said Mortgage having been transferred and assigned by

Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (“MERS”), (solely as nominee for

Lender, First Federal Bank, and Lender’s successors and assigns) to Alabama Housing

Finance Authority by virtue of that certain Assignment of Mortgage dated April 28, 2021

and recorded in said Probate Office in Instrument Number 3520002; said Mortgage having

been transferred and assigned by Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.

(“MERS”), (solely as nominee for Lender, First Federal Bank, and Lender’s successors

and assigns) to Alabama Housing Finance Authority by virtue of that certain Corrective

Assignment of Mortgage dated April 28, 2021 and recorded in said Probate Office in

Instrument Number 3548474; said Mortgage having been transferred and assigned by

Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (“MERS”), (solely as nominee for

Lender, First Federal Bank, and Lender’s successors and assigns) to Alabama Housing

Finance Authority by virtue of that certain Corrective Assignment of Mortgage dated

October 24, 2022 and recorded in said Probate Office in Instrument Number 3548490; said

mortgage being modified by virtue of that certain FHA Covid-19 Advance Loan Modification

Agreement dated October 29, 2021 and recorded in said Probate Office in Instrument Number

3530423. The undersigned Alabama Housing Finance Authority as Assignee of said Mortgage

will, under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in said Mortgage, sell at auction to the

highest bidder for cash before the main entrance of the Etowah County Courthouse in the City of Gadsden, Alabama, during the legal hours of sale on March 30, 2023, the real property described in said Mortgage, which said description is hereby referred to and made a part hereof, said property being situated in Etowah County, Alabama, to-wit:

Begin at the southeast corner of Lot 24 in Goodyear Heights Addition #2; thence North

and along the East line of said lot 150 feet; thence West, parallel to the South line of said

lot, 123 feet; thence South, parallel to the East line of said lot, 150 feet to a point in the

South line thereof; thence East, along the South line of said lot, 123 feet to the point of

beginning; and embracing a portion of Lot Twenty-Four (24) in Goodyear Heights

Addition #2, according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book “D”, Page 189,

Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama. There is also conveyed hereby an easement for ingress and egress, more particularly described as follows:

To reach a point of beginning for the centerline of a 15 ft. Access Drive, commence at the

Northwest corner of Lot #25; thence run North 88°18’ East, along the North line thereof,

23.00 feet to a point, which is the point of beginning of the centerline of a 15 ft. access

drive described herein; thence from said point of beginning, run along said centerline,

with the following bearings and distances: South 00°20’ West, 48.27 feet; South 10°35’

West, 75.68 feet; South 13°07’ West, 117.04 feet; South 57°53’ East, 174.49 feet; South

47°01’ East, 28.86 feet to a point in the North line of the parcel of land described in Deed

Record 1338, Page 819, Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama, and being the point of

termination of said centerline of 15 ft. access drive, embracing portions of Lots #24 and

25, of Goodyear Heights Addition #2, as recorded in Plat Book “D”, Page 189, Probate

Office, Etowah County, Alabama

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 realizing the mortgage debt, together with all

expenses of the sale, including a reasonable attorney’s fee.

CAPELL & HOWARD, P.C.

Bowdy J. Brown, Esq.

150 South Perry Street

Montgomery, Alabama 36104

Our File No.: 49696-3188/37591-3183

ATTORNEYS FOR ASSIGNEE ALABAMA HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY ASSIGNEE

February 17, 24, and March 3, 2023

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NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE

WHEREAS, default has been made in the terms of the mortgage executed on the 30th day of August, 2020, by CHUCK SYBERT, as mortgagor in favor of PRECISION AUTOMATICS, INC. as mortgagee, as recorded in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama as Instrument #3508196, and said default continuing, the mortgagee, 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 Etowah, Alabama, during legal hours of sale on the 9th day of March, 2023, the following described real estate embraced in said mortgage, situated in Etowah County, Alabama, to-wit:

COMMENCE AT A 1/2’ REBAR CAPPED (CA-497-LS) ON THE EASTERLY R/W OF SUTTON BRIDGE ROAD (80’ R/W) MARKING THE NW CORNER OF LOT (19), A.B. HAMES ADDITION TO RAINBOW CITY, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK ‘H’, PAGE 139, IN THE PROBATE OFFICE OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA, THENCE LEAVING SAID R/W AND ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOTS (18) & (19) N89°46’08’E 120.00’ TO A 1/2’ REBAR CAPPED (CA-497-LS), SAID POINT BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE ALONG THE NORTH LINES OF SAID LOT (17) & (18) N89°46’08’E 153.82’ TO A ½” REBAR CAPPED (CA-497-LS) MARKING THE NE CORNER OF SAID LOT (17), THENCE LEAVING SAID LOT LINE S00°43’56’E 196.92’ TO A 1/2’ REBAR CAPPED (CA-497-LS) ON THE NORTHERLY R/W OF GREENVIEW AVENUE (60’ R/W) AND ON THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT (17), THENCE ALONG SAID R/W AND THE SOUTH LINES OF SAID LOTS (17) & (18) S89°53’17’W 153.11’ TO A 1/2’ REBAR CAPPED (CA-497-LS), THENCE LEAVING SAID R/W AND SAID LOT LINE N00°56’20’W 196.61’ TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.

Said sale is made for the purpose of foreclosing of said mortgage, paying the mortgage debt, 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 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 EXITS 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 Joshua B. Sullivan at the phone number shown below prior to attendance at sale.

/s/ Joshua B. Sullivan                                                                                  

Joshua B. Sullivan

Attorney for Mortgagee, Precision Automatics, Inc.

KNOWLES & SULLIVAN, LLC

413 Broad Street

Gadsden, Alabama 35901

(256) 547-7200

February 17, 24, and March 3, 2023

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MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE

Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain mortgage executed by JOYCE WILLODEAN PULLEN, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN, to FAMILY SECURITY CREDIT UNION on APRIL 26, 2013, said mortgage being recorded in the Office of the Judge of Probate of ETOWAH County, Alabama, at INSTRUMENT NUMBER 3385194, the undersigned FAMILY SECURITY CREDIT UNION, as mortgagee (or 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, at the entrance of the Courthouse of ETOWAH County, Alabama, on MARCH 31, 2023, between the legal hours of sale, the following described real estate situated in ETOWAH County, Alabama, to wit:

FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING FOR THE PROPERTY HEREIN CONVEYED, COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 14, TOWNSHIP 10 SOUTH OF RANGE 4 EAST; THENCE RUN SOUTH 88 DEGREES 40 MINUTES WEST AND ALONG THE SECTION LINE 51.7 FEET TO A POINT WHICH IS THE POINT OF BEGINNING TO DESCRIBE THE PROPERTY HEREIN; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 15 MINUTES EAST 420.0 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 40 MINUTES WEST 105.0 FEET TO AN OLD FENCE; THENCE ALONG SAID FENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 15 MINUTES WEST 420 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF SAID  SECTION 14; THENCE NORTH 88 DEGREES 40 MINUTES EAST 105 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, CONTAINING ONE ACRE, MORE OR LESS, AND BEING A PORTION OF THE  NORTH QUARTER (NE 1/4) OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER (NE 1/4), SECTION FOURTEEN (14), TOWNSHIP TEN (10) SOUTH, OF RANGE 4 (4) EAST ETOWAH COUNTY,  ALABAMA, SAVE AND EXCEPT THAT PORTION THEREOF WHICH IS CONTAINED WITHIN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF A COUNTY ROAD. (TH/29023)

Subject to all zoning, easements, restrictions, restrictive covenants and reservations appearing of record. Said sale will also be made subject to any Federal Tax Liens, Ad Valorem Real Estate Taxes and\or Special Assessments of any nature, if any, which might adversely affect the title to the property. The property is being sold “as is, where is”. Said property is sold without warranty or recourse, expressed or implied as to title, use, enjoyment or condition. The mortgagee or transferee reserves the right to bid for and purchase the real estate and credit its purchase price against the expenses of sale and the indebtedness secured by the real estate.

All bidders will be required to execute a bidding agreement prior to sale. Copies of the bidding agreement may be obtained prior to the sale. The successful bidder will be required to pay the bid amount at the time of sale in cash or certified funds.

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 attorneys fees and expenses of foreclosure. This sale is subject to cancellation or postponement.

FAMILY SECURITY CREDIT UNION,

Mortgagee-Transferee

Leonard N. Math

Chambless Math ❖ Carr, P.C.

P.O. Box 230759

Montgomery, Alabama 36123-0759

334-272-2230

March 3, 10, and 17, 2023

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FILE CLAIMS

Ann M. Porter was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 02/06/2023 to the Estate of Clyde Henry Porter, Jr., 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 24, March 3, and 10, 2023

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FILE CLAIMS

Williams E. Campbell, Jr. was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 02/06/2023 to the Estate of Margaret W. Campbell, 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 24, March 3, and 10, 2023

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FILE CLAIMS

Robert Mitchell, II was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/31/2023 to the Estate of Vickie Kay Stewart, 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 24, March 3, and 10, 2023

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FILE CLAIMS

Charles David Burgess was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/27/2023 to the Estate of Charles V. Burgess, 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 24, March 3, and 10, 2023

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FILE CLAIMS

Mike L. Burns was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/27/2023 to the Estate of Iva M. Morgan, 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 24, March 3, and 10, 2023

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FILE CLAIMS

Teresa Glendene Stamps was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/26/2023 to the Estate of Shirley L. Hanvey, 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 24, March 3, and 10, 2023

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FILE CLAIMS

Constance Kirby Edmondson was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/25/2023 to the Estate of Robert Hugh Kirby, 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 24, March 3, and 10, 2023

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FILE CLAIMS

Karen Pinson Delecolle White was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/24/2023 to the Estate of Lorene Pinson, 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 24, March 3, and 10, 2023

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FILE CLAIMS

Kimberly Sue Mayfield and Kathy Lynn Mayfield was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/20/2023 Estate of Bonnie R. Mayfield, 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 24, March 3, and 10, 2023

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FILE CLAIMS

Fred William Dunn and Deborah Mae Cobb was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/13/2023 Estate of Eva Dunn, 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 24, March 3 and 10, 2023

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FILE CLAIMS

Scott Reynolds and Shelly Reynolds was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 02/07/2023 to the Estate of James Leroy Reynolds, 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 24, March 3 and 10, 2023

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FILE CLAIMS

Scott Clayton was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 02/08/2023 to the Estate of Massey B. Clayton, 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 24, March 3 and 10, 2023

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FILE CLAIMS

Edith Jane Conner Dearing was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/22/2023 to the Estate of Betty Sue Conner A/K/A Sue Tatum Roe, 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 24, March 3 and 10, 2023

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FILE CLAIMS

Robert Daniel Harris was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/30/2023 to the Estate of Charlotte Ann Harris, 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 24, March 3 and 10, 2023

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FILE CLAIMS

Mark Lee Turner was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 02/01/2023 to the Estate of William Arthur Turner, 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 24, March 3 and 10, 2023

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FILE CLAIMS

John E. Farmer was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/30/2023 to the Estate of Carolyn  Annette Wade, 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 24, March 3 and 10, 2023

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FILE CLAIMS

Lois Leigh Loomis Lyles was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 02/06/2023 to the Estate of Ann Butler Loomis, 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 24, March 3 and 10, 2023

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FILE CLAIMS

Renee Pruitt was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/12/2023 to the Estate of Camelia Joy McFarland, 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 24, March 3 and 10, 2023

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FILE CLAIMS

Brenda Roberts Schuette was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 01/11/2023 to the Estate of Lloyd Ray Roberts, 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 24, March 3 and 10, 2023

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FILE CLAIMS

Priscilla Gorham was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 02/09/2023 to the Estate of John Craig Gorham, 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 24, March 3 and 10, 2023

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FILE CLAIMS

Charles Eaterwood was/were appointed Personal Representative(s) on 02/08/2023 to the Estate of Betty Jean Hamilton, 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

March 3, 10, and 17, 2023

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NOTICE OF PETITION FOR LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP AND PETITION FOR LETTERS OF CONSERVATORSHIP

Notice to: Any unknown family members, whose whereabouts are unknown

You will take notice that a Petition for Letters of Guardianship for the person of Anastasio Jalpa and a Petition for Letters of Conservatorship over the estate of Anastasio Jalpa was filed by Gadsden Regional Medical Center on the 9TH day of February 2023.

A hearing on the Petition for Letters of Guardianship and Petition for Letters of Conservatorship is set on the 22nd day of March 2023, at 1:00 o’clock p.m., in the Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama, 800 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, Alabama 35901.

February 17, 24, and March 3, 2023

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NOTICE OFPETITION FORLETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP AND PETITION FOR LETTERS OF CONSERVATORSHIP

Notice to: Unknown family members, whose whereabouts are unknown

You will take notice that a Petition for Letters of Guardianship for the person of David A. Measles and a Petition for Letters of Conservatorship over the estate of David A. Measles was filed by Gadsden Regional Medical Center on the 16TH day of FEBRUARY 2023.

A hearing on the Petition for Letters of Guardianship and Petition for Letters of Conservatorship is set on the 20th day of MARCH 2023, at 2:30 P.M. in the Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama, 800 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, Alabama 35901.

February 24, March 3 and 10, 2023

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NOTICE OF PETITION FOR LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP AND PETITION FOR LETTERS OF CONSERVATORSHIP

Notice to: Austin Dial, whose whereabouts are unknown

Morgan Huggins, whose whereabouts are unknown

You will take notice that a Petition for Letters of Guardianship for the person of Alice Dial and a Petition for Letters of Conservatorship over the estate of Alice Dial was filed by Gadsden Regional Medical Center on the 3rd day of January, 2023.

A hearing on the Petition for Letters of Guardianship and Petition for Letters of Conservatorship is set on the 14th day of March, 2023, at 1:30 p.m., in the Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama, 800 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, Alabama 35901.

February 24, March 3 and 10, 2023

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NOTICE OF PETITION FOR LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP AND PETITION FOR LETTERS OF CONSERVATORSHIP

Notice to: Unknown family members, whose whereabouts are unknown

You will take notice that a Petition for Letters of Guardianship for the person of Frank Aguilar and a Petition for Letters of Conservatorship over the estate of Frank Aguilar was filed by Riverview Regional Medical Center on the 20TH day of FEBRUARY 2023.

A hearing on the Petition for Letters of Guardianship and Petition for Letters of Conservatorship is set on the 3RD day of APRIL 2023, at 10:00 o’clock a .m., in the Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama, 800 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, Alabama 35901.

February 24, March 3 and 10, 2023

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PUBLICATION NOTICE

IN THE JUVENILE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

CASE NO.:  JU-2023-000016.01 AND JU-2023-000017.01

Elizabeth Ann Kitchens, whose whereabouts are unknown, must answer the Petition of Shawn Kuechle, thirty days (30) after the last publication date listed at the bottom of this notice or, thereafter a judgement of default may be rendered against her in Civil Action JU-2023-16.01 and JU-2023-17.01, in Juvenile Court of Etowah County, Alabama.

Dated this 3rd day of February, 2023.

/s/ Hon Willis H. Clay

Juvenile Judge

Shannon L. Millican

Attorney at Law

255 South 8th Street

Gadsden, AL. 35901

256-543-7610

February 10, 17, 24 and March 3, 2023

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NOTICE OF HEARING

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN THE MATTER OF: LADONNA HIGDON, ALLEGED INCAPACITATED,

Case #: I-356

TO: Any Relatives of LADONNA HIGDON

Please take notice that a PETITION FOR LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP AND CONSERVATORSHIP over the above referenced individual alleged to be incapacitated was filed in the Office of the Judge of Probate, and further, that the 3RD day of APRIL 2023 at 2:30 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 20TH DAY OF FEBRUARY 2023

Scott Hassell

PROBATE JUDGE

February 24, March 3 and 10, 2023     

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NOTICE OF HEARING

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN THE MATTER OF: PEGGY ELLIS, INCAPACITATED,

Case #: I-96

TO: Joseph Ellis, Jonathan Ellis, Selina Morgan, Sonja Ellis and any other interested party

Please take notice that a PETITION FOR THE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY belonging to the above referenced incapacitated individual was filed in the Office of the Judge of Probate, and further, that the 1st day of MAY 2023 at 2:30 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 20TH DAY OF FEBRUARY 2023.

Scott Hassell

PROBATE JUDGE

February 24, March 3 and 10, 2023            

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LEGAL NOTICE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

JEFF WESLEY WILLIAMS, Plaintiff

VS. CV-2022-900459.00      

JESSE L. FREEMAN, OR HIS HEIRS AND DEVISEES IF DECEASED;  AND THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL OF REAL PROPERTY, SITUATED IN ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA, TO-WIT: FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING TO DESCRIBE THE LOT HEREIN, START AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4, AND FROM THENCE RUN IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION AND ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID FORTY A DISTANCE OF 190 FEET TO A POINT,WHICH SAID LAST MENTIONED POINT IS THE POINT OF BEGINNING TO DESCRIBE THE LOT HEREIN, AND FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN IN A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION AND PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID FORTY A DISTANCE OF 206 FEET; THENCE IN A WESTERLY DIRECTION AND PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID FORTY A DISTANCE 215 FEET; THENCE NORTHERLY AND PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID FORTY A DISTANCE OF 206 FEET TO A POINT IN THE NORTH LINE THEREOF; THENCE EASTERLY AND ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID FORTY A DISTANCE OF 215 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING , AND BEING APART OF THE SOUTHEAST (SE 1/4) QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST (NE 1/4) QUARTER IN SECTION THIRTY-SIX (36), TOWNSHIP ELEVEN (11) SOUTH OF RANGE SIX (6) EAST OF THE HUNTSVILLE MERIDIAN, IN ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA AND BEING  SUBJECT TO THE RIGHTS OF THE ALABAMA POWER COMPANY AS DESCRIBED IN DEED BOOK “5-S” PAGE 223 AND RECORD BOOK 415 PAGE 133, RESPECTIVELY, PROBATE OFFICE, ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

DEFENDANTS.

NOTICE ISSUED TO THE FOLLOWING: Jesse L. Freeman or his Heirs and Devisees if deceased, and all other persons claiming any present, future, contingent, reversion, or other interest in the above described real property.

Please take notice that Jeff Wesley Williams has filed an action in the Circuit Court of Etowah County, Alabama seeking to quiet title to the above described real property. The above named defendant, whose whereabouts are unknown, must answer said Complaint on or before April 24, 2023, or thereafter a judgment by default may be rendered against said Defendants in Etowah County Circuit Court Case Number: CV-2021-900459.00.

DONE this 22nd day of November, 2022.

CASSANDRA JOHNSON,

CLERK OF COURT

Jonathan M. Welch

Attorney for Plaintiff

1925 Rainbow Drive

Gadsden, Alabama 35901

March 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2023 

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NOTICE OF COMPLAINT FOR BILL TO QUIET TITLE

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

MATTHEW SNYDER,

Plaintiff V. CV-2023-08-WBO 

HENRY COLLINS and CYNTHIA COLLINS, and

Part of Lots 1, 10, 16, 17, and 18

Lying East of Co. Road 1289 J.F. 

Gramling (Sibert Mills) Property SEC 23

TWP 12S R 7 E. also known by Etowah

County Tax Parcel #31-14-06-23-0-000-012-000.0, Defendants. 

The Defendants, HENRY COLLINS and CYNTHIA COLLINS and/or their heirs or next of kin, and any other individuals who may claim an interest in the aforementioned property, whose whereabouts are unknown, shall answer the Bill to Quiet Title filed by Plaintiff Matthew Snyder 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 this 21st day of February, 2023. Cassandra Johnson,

Clerk of the Circuit Court of Etowah County

Joshua B. Sullivan

Knowles &  Sullivan, LLC

413 Broad Street

Gadsden, AL  35901

March 3, 10, 17, and 24, 2023                       

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[THIS COPY FOR THE NEWSPAPER:  THIS NOTICE MUST BE PRINTED PRECEDING THE BILL]STATE OF

ALABAMA COUNTY OF ETOWAH

NOTICE is hereby given that a bill substantially as follows will be introduced in the 2023 Regular Session of the Legislature of Alabama and application for its passage and enactment will be made:

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT

Relating to Etowah County; to provide that the director and employees of The Etowah County Punishment and Corrections Authority have arrest powers and may make arrests 12

in certain circumstances.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA:

Section 1. (a) The Director of The Etowah County Punishment and Corrections Authority and employees of the authority shall be considered law enforcement officers of this state with power to make arrests and serve arrest and search warrants while performing their official duties to the same extent as deputy sheriffs are authorized in their counties as

long as they hold current certification from the Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission. The powers of arrest under this section shall be limited to investigations and arrests of criminal acts committed at the authority’s program facilities and acts committed by persons under the authority’s supervision that are a violation of supervision or are a criminal offense.

(b) The authority director or corrections employee with law enforcement authority may arrest any person under his or her supervision without a warrant if he or she has probable cause to believe the person has committed a criminal offense or violated the conditions of supervision. In case of a warrantless arrest, the director or employee shall prepare a written warrant stating that the offender, in his or her judgment, has committed a criminal offense or violated a condition of supervision, and the warrant shall suffice to immediately bring the offender before the court to determine probable cause for the act described in the warrant. The court may order detention of the offender pending further hearing, after which the court may revoke probation or participation in the authority’s community corrections program, or both, pursuant to subdivision (d)(3) of Section 15-18-175, Code of Alabama 1975. 

(c) The director and employees of the authority given powers of arrest by this section shall be required to comply with the minimum standards for state law enforcement officers as certified by the Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission.   

Section 2. This act shall become effective on the first day of the third month following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law.

February 24, March 3, 10 and 17, 2023

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PUBLIC NOTICE

The City of Gadsden will hold a public hearing at 11:00 AM on March 10, 2023 in the City Council Chambers in City Hall located at 90 Broad Street to hear citizen comments regarding its proposed FY 2023 (June 1-May 31) CDBG Annual Action Plan and budget, proposed amendments to the 2020-2024 CDBG Consolidated Plan, and proposed amendments to the 2020 CDBG-CV (COVID CARES Act) budget.

The City anticipates receiving $979,724 in FY 2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) plus anticipated program income of 20,000 for a total FY 2023 budget of $999,724.00.  The City proposes to expend these funds as shown below.

Administration $189,948

Public Services

MANNA $  27,000

Family Success Center of Etowah County $ 10,000

The Council on Aging-Etowah County $    4,800

St. Martin de Porres Catholic Center of Concern $    5,000

Way of the Cross Ministries $  10,000

James M. Barrie Center for Children $  15,000

Boys & Girls Club of Gadsden/Etowah County $  10,000

The Charlsie House $    2,500

Section 108 Loan Repayment $110,000

Housing Assistance $202,000

Microenterprise Program (economic development) $100,000

Accessible Playground (neighborhood revitalization) $313,476

The City proposes to amend its 2020-2024 CDBG Consolidated Plan to incorporate goals and language to expand economic development opportunities and neighborhood revitalization. This proposed amendment will allow the City to provide a microenterprise program and an accessible playground with its FY 2023 CDBG funds.

The City proposes to amend its 2020 CDBG-CV budget to reallocate $51,249 from United Way of Etowah County and $30,000 from St. Martin de Porres Catholic Center of Concern to provide $81,249 to the Etowah County Community Food Bank for the purchase of a box truck.

All persons are encouraged to attend.  If you require special accommodations to participate, call 256-549-4532 for arrangements not later than March 8, 2023. City Hall is handicap accessible. 

Citizens may submit comments during the public review and comment period not later than April 3, 2023. Mail should be addressed as follows:

Renee’ Baker, Community Development Planner

City of Gadsden, Room 310

P.O. Box 267

Gadsden, AL  35902-0267

Comments submitted via email should be submitted to rbaker@cityofgadsden.com not later than 4:00 PM, April 3, 2023.

March 3, 2023

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ORDINANCE

NO. O-08-23

Authorizing Conveyance of Certain Property

Whereas, pursuant to a Warranty Deed from David W. Waits dated May 11, 2021, the City of Gadsden owns the following described property located at 3610 Georgia Avenue:

LOT 3 BLK 5 JAMES H PRUETT ADD PLAT D-135 1-12-5

This property does not constitute the homestead or principal residence of the grantor.

Whereas, William Graves has offered to pay $1,000.00 for the property;

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

1. This real property is not needed for any municipal or public purpose.

2. The Mayor is hereby authorized and directed to execute a quit claim deed to and in favor of William Graves for the sum of One Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($1,000.00).

Adopted by the City Council of Gadsden, Alabama, at a meeting held on February 21, 2023.

Iva Nelson,

City Clerk

March 3, 2023

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ORDINANCE

NO. O-09-23

Authorizing the Mayor to Negotiate and Consummate the Sale of Real Property

Whereas, the City of Gadsden owns approximately 25 acres of property located at 1308 Airport Industrial Drive; and

Whereas, Kelley Auto Auction, LLC has shown interest in purchasing said real property in the amount of Two Hundred Fifty and 00/100 ($250,000.00) for the proposed use as a wholesale automobile auction business.

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

This real property is not needed for any municipal or public purpose.

2. The Mayor is hereby authorized to negotiate and consummate the sale of the property as well as execute any and all documents which are necessary to convey said real property to Kelley Auto Auction, LLC or its affiliated entity.

Adopted by the City Council of Gadsden, Alabama, at an open public meeting held on February 21, 2023.

Iva Nelson,

City Clerk

March 3, 2023

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ORDINANCE

NO. O-10-22

Authorizing Conveyance of Certain Property

Whereas pursuant to an Executor’s Deed dated February 14, 2017, the City of Gadsden owns property located at 613 Polk Street, more particularly described as follows:

Lot Number 32 and 33 in Block 5 of Eastview Addition of the City of Gadsden, as recorded in Plat Book “C”, Page 10, Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama.   

Whereas, the Gadsden Land Bank Authority has offered to pay $840.00 for the property;

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

1. This real property is not needed for any municipal or public purpose.

2. The Mayor is hereby authorized and directed to execute a quit claim deed to and in favor of the Gadsden Land Bank Authority for the sum of Eight Hundred Forty and 00/100 Dollars ($840.00).

Adopted by the City Council of Gadsden, Alabama, at a meeting held on February 21, 2023.

Iva Nelson,

City Clerk

March 3, 2023

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ORDINANCE

NO. O-11-23

Authorizing Conveyance of Certain Property

Whereas pursuant to a Quitclaim Deed dated September 30, 2014, the City of Gadsden owns property located at 1009 Vinson Avenue, more particularly described as follows:

Lots Number 14, 15, and 16 in Block Number 2 in Tommie Vinson Addition to Eastview, as recorded in Plat Book “C”, Page 189, Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama.    

Whereas, the Gadsden Land Bank Authority has offered to pay $1,080.00 for the property;

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

1. This real property is not needed for any municipal or public purpose.

2. The Mayor is hereby authorized and directed to execute a quit claim deed to and in favor of the Gadsden Land Bank Authority for the sum of One Thousand Eighty and 00/100 Dollars ($1,080.00). Adopted by the City Council of Gadsden, Alabama, at a meeting held on February 21, 2023.

Iva Nelson,

City Clerk

March 3, 2023

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RESOLUTION

NO. R-52-23

Ordering Abatement of Nuisance                                                                       

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

502 HENRY STREET in District 3 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly described as:

Lot Number eight (8) in Block Number one (1) in the Riley Addition, according to the map thereof recorded in Deed Record “H-H”, Page 555, in the Office of the Judge of Probate, Etowah County, and lying and being in Gadsden Etowah County, Alabama.

is a nuisance and ordered its abatement; and

Whereas, as required by the City Code, notice of a public hearing has been given to ODELL SMOOT, 502 HENRY 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 February 21, 2023.                                  

Iva Nelson,

City Clerk   

March 3, 2023

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given to the STATE OF ALABAMA, P.O. BOX 327210, MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA 36132, possible rights of redemption of SAMUEL FEARS, CASSANDRA COATS, 1503 ALABAMA STREET, GADSDEN ALABAMA 35901, GEORGIA WYATT, and VIRGINIA WYATT, their heirs, successors, and/or assigns, believed to have or claim an interest in the property described below, that at a regular meeting of the Council of the City of Gadsden to be held in the Council Chamber at City Hall on TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2023 at 11:00 a.m., a hearing will be held to determine whether or not the structure or condition 503 PATTERSON AVENUE in District 1 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly described as:

Lot Number Two (2) in Block “D” in Miller Highlands according to the map or plat thereof as the same appears of record in Book of Town Plats “D”, at Page 31, in the Probate Office, and lying and being in the city of Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama.

is a nuisance in violation of the Gadsden City Code and whether it should be abated. 

You may appear and present any relevant evidence to the Council regarding the alleged nuisance and its abatement.                                                                                                                                                                                   

Brian Harbison                                                  

BUILDING OFFICIAL                                                                                                               

City of Gadsden                                                 

P.O. Box 267                                                    

Gadsden, AL  35902                                             

(256) 549-4529     

March 3, 2023        

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given to CHARA D. BELL, 320 CLARK STREET, GADSDEN, ALABAMA 35904, 505 PATTERSON AVENUE, GADSDEN, ALABAMA 35903, believed to have or claim an interest in the property described below, that at a regular meeting of the Council of the City of Gadsden to be held in the Council Chamber at City Hall on TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2023 at 11:00 a.m., a hearing will be held to determine whether or not the structure or condition 505 PATTERSON AVENUE in District 1 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly described as:

Lot Number Three (3) in Block “D” in Miller Highlands according to the map or plat thereof as the same appears of record in Book of Town Plats “D”, at Page Thirty-One (31), in the Probate Office, and lying and being in the city of Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama.

is a nuisance in violation of the Gadsden City Code and whether it should be abated. 

You may appear and present any relevant evidence to the Council regarding the alleged nuisance and its abatement.                                                                                                                                                                                    

Brian Harbison                                                  

BUILDING OFFICIAL                                                                                                               

City of Gadsden                                                 

P.O. Box 267                                                    

Gadsden, AL  35902                                             

(256) 549-4529 

March 3, 2023                                                                                                                           

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING                                                                                                                                       

Notice is hereby given to BONNEY L JR. & RUTH GRAMLING, 104 CARLTON PLACE, GADSDEN, ALABAMA 35904, believed to have or Claim an interest in the property described below, that at a regular meeting Of the Council of the City of Gadsden to be held in the Council Chamber at City Hall on TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2023 at 11:00 a.m., a hearing will be held to determine whether or not the structure or condition located at 104 CARLTON PLACE in District 7 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly described as:

Tax ID#: 10-09-29-1-000-040.000 

LOT 3 ARGYLE HILLS UNIT FOUR PLAT G-389 SEC 29 TWP 11S R 6E,

is a nuisance in violation of the Gadsden City Code and whether it should be abated.  You may appear and present any relevant evidence to the Council regarding the alleged nuisance and its abatement.                                                                                                                                                                                       

Brian Harbison                                                  

BUILDING OFFICIAL                                                                                                               

City of Gadsden                                                 

P.O. Box 267                                                    

Gadsden, AL  35902                                             

(256) 549-4529                                                                                                                                                     

March 3, 2023                                                                                                             

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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, March 21, 2023, 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-2, Multiple-Family Residence District to O-1, Office District:

Lot Eleven, and the east ½ of Lots Nine and Ten, in Pine Brook Subdivision, according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book “A,” Page 198, Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama (street address being 410 Southside Avenue).”

Iva Nelson,

City Clerk

February 24, and March 3, 2023

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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, March 21, 2023, 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, One-Family Residence District and B-1, Neighborhood Business District to B-2, General Business District:

Lots 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, and 45, located in Pathfinder Court, according to the map or plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book “C,” Page 161, Probate Office, Etowah County, Alabama (street address being 1321 East Broad Street).”

Iva Nelson,

City Clerk

February 24, and March 3, 2023        

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Sealed proposals, in duplicate, will be received by the CITY OF ATTALLA at the COUNCIL CHAMBERS,  ATTALLA CITY HALL, 612 NORTH 4th STREET, ATTALLA, ALABAMA 35954, until 2:00 P.M. CDST, on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 for Construction of:

RENOVATIONS of the FORMER ALABAMA POWER CO. BUILDING for the

MUSEUM OF ATTALLA, 313 Fifth Avenue NW, Attalla, Alabama 35954 at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read aloud. A certified check or bid bond payable to THE CITY OF ATTALLA in an amount not less than five (5%) percent of  the amount of the bid, but in no event more than $10,000.00, must accompany the bidder’s proposal.  Performance and Statutory Labor and Material Payment Bonds will be required at the signing of the Contract.

Bid Documents may be examined at the Office of the City Engineer, Attalla City Hall, 612 North 4th Street,  Attalla, Alabama 35954 (Jason Nicholson, PE, City Engineer; 256 538-9986).

Bid Documents may be obtained from the Architect by email request only. Submit requests to:  dwoliver@charter.net. Bid Documents will be issued in electronic (PDF) format only. No printed hard copies of  Bid Documents will be issued. As a prerequisite for bid submission, all General Contract Bidders shall obtain Bid  Documents by this procedure and will be placed on the Official Bidders List. Submission of a bid based upon Bid  Documents obtained by any other method will be cause for rejection of bid. 

A PRE-BID MEETING will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 10:00 A.M CST at the Project Site: 313 Fifth  Avenue NW, Attalla, AL 35954. All General Contractors expecting to submit a bid shall have an authorized  knowledgeable representative present at this meeting.

This Project shall be bid EXCLUDING SALES AND USE TAXES, per the Alabama Department of Revenue  (ADOR), Act 2013-205; Section 40-9-14.1 Code of Alabama 1975. Both tax exempt entity (The City of  Attalla) and the Contractor shall apply for certificates of exemption. ADOR shall issue certificates of  exemption from sales and use tax for each tax exempt project. Certificates shall only be issued to  Contractors licensed by the State Licensing Board for General Contractors or any Subcontractor working under  the same Contract. Items eligible for exemption are building materials, construction materials and supplies and  other tangibles that become part of the structure. ADOR will handle the administration of the certificates and the  accounting of exempt purchases.

Bids shall be submitted on the Proposal Form bound in the Project Manual, or copies thereof. 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. This provision applies whether bidder  is a resident or non-resident of the State of Alabama. 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. No  bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for receipt of bids for a period of thirty (30) days. The  Owner reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive technical errors if, in the Owner’s judgment,  the best interests of the Owner will thereby be promoted.

THE CITY OF ATTALLA

612 North Fourth Street

Attalla, Alabama 35954

Larry Means, Mayor

DAVID W. OLIVER, REGISTERED ARCHITECT

Boaz, Alabama 35956

dwoliver@charter.net

(256) 490-7054

February 24, March 3 and 10, 2023

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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

Sealed proposals will be received by the City Clerk, City of Gadsden, Alabama, at City Hall, 90 Broad Street, Room 411, Gadsden, Alabama, until 2:00 P.M., March 28, 2023, for furnishing all labor, materials, equipment, and service required to complete the CONVENTION HALL DEMOLITION PROJECT, Bid Request No. 3498, located in the City of Gadsden, Alabama. 

Bids submitted prior to the bid opening, in person shall be delivered to the office of the City Clerk, Room 401, City Hall, 90 Broad Street, Gadsden, Alabama or by mail, shall be directed to “City Clerk, P. O. Box 267, Gadsden, Alabama 35902-0267”.

Bids will be publicly opened and read at the above time and place.  Specifications, and Contract Documents are open to the public for inspection at City Hall.  Electronic (pdf) Specifications, and Contract Documents may be obtained from the City of Gadsden Engineering Department, Room 301, City Hall, 90 Broad Street, Gadsden, Alabama (Phone: (256) 549-4520), immediately for free. All bidders must be registered with the City of Gadsden Engineering Department in order to submit a bid.  Bids received from unregistered bidders will be rejected. 

A cashier’s check drawn on an Alabama bank, payable to the City of Gadsden, Alabama, or a bid bond executed by a surety company duly authorized and qualified to make such bonds in Alabama, in an amount equal to the lessor of five percent (5%) of the bid or ten thousand dollars ($10,000), shall be submitted with each bid.

The Owner reserves the right to waive any informalities or to reject any and all bids.

The successful bidder will be required to furnish and pay for the satisfactory Performance and Payment Bond or Bonds in the amount required by Section 39-1-1(a), Code of Alabama 1975 and evidence of insurance as required by the bid documents within ten (10) days after being notified that he has been awarded the contract.

No bidder may withdraw his bid within sixty (60) days after the actual date of the opening thereof.  The bidder must comply with all requirements of the public works bid law Section 39-2-1 et seq., Code of Alabama 1975.

Any bidder, whether a resident or non-resident of the State of Alabama, must comply with all applicable provisions of Section 34-8-1, et.seq., Code of Alabama, 1975, including requirements for licensing as a general contractor and the necessity to show evidence of license, before the bid will be considered by the awarding authority.  A current license number must be included on the bid.

Bidders must comply with the President’s Nos. 11246 and 11375 which prohibit discrimination in employment regarding race, creed, color, sex, or national origin.  Bidders must also comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Davis-Bacon Act, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, and Section III of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended, 12 U.S.C. 170lu.

By signing this contract, the contracting parties affirm, for the duration of the agreement, that they will not violate federal immigration law or knowingly employ, hire for employment, or continue to employ an unauthorized alien within the state of Alabama.  Furthermore, a contracting party found to be in violation of this provision shall be deemed in breach of the agreement and shall be responsible for all damages resulting therefrom.

Bidders must certify that they do not and will not maintain or provide for their employees any facilities that are segregated on a basis of race, creed, color, sex, or national origin.  Bidders must also certify they will make facilities handicap accessible to the extent required by law.

THE CITY GADSDEN, ALABAMA

Craig Ford, Mayor

Iva Nelson,

City Clerk

March 3, 2023                  

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ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

ETOWAH COUNTY COMMISSION NORTHEAST ALABAMA REGIONAL MEGASITE 500,000 GALLON ELEVATED WATER TANK I

Sealed bids for the Northeast Alabama Regional Megasite 500,000 Gallon Elevated Water Tank I Project will be received at the Etowah County Commission Chambers (Room 108), located on the First Floor of the Courthouse, 800 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, AL 35901 until Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 2:00 P.M. local time at which time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read.

The Project includes the following Work:  Construction of a new 500,000 gallon multi-column elevated potable water storage tank with site improvements with an additive alternate of a 1,000,000 gallon multi-column elevated potable water storage tank and related appurtenances.

Information for the Project can be found at the following designated website:  www.gmcnetwork.com

The Issuing Office for the Bidding Documents is Goodwyn Mills Cawood, LLC, 2400 5th Avenue South, Suite 200, Birmingham, AL 35233, Attn: Lauren Gallo (lauren.gallo@gmcnetwork.com). Prospective Bidders may examine the Bidding Documents at the Issuing Office on Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and may obtain copies of the Bidding Documents from the Issuing Office as described below.

Copies of the Bidding Documents may be obtained from the Issuing Office, during the hours indicated above, upon payment of a deposit of $20.00 for a one-time administrative fee for digital access/file sharing and/or $100.00 for each set.  Said cost represents the cost of printing, reproduction, handling, and distribution, therefore no refund will be granted.  Checks for Bidding Documents shall be payable to “GMC.”  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.

Bid security shall be furnished in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.

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 shall submit, upon request, a list of projects “successfully completed” in the last 2 years, having a similar scope of work and approximate construction cost as specified in this project.  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, security in the amount, form, and subject to the conditions provided in the Instructions 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 opening thereof.

Owner: Etowah County Commission

By: Craig Inzer

Title: Commission President

March 3, 10, and 17, 2023         

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CITY OF RAINBOW CITY NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Sealed proposals will be received by the City Clerk of Rainbow City located at 3700 Rainbow Drive,  Rainbow City, Alabama 35906 until Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. in Council Chambers  for furnishing all labor, materials, equipment and service required to complete the RAINBOW CITY STREETS PROJECT in Rainbow City, Alabama.

Bids will be publicly opened and read at the above time and place: Plans, Specifications, and  Contract Documents are open to the public and inspection at the Rainbow City Municipal  Building.

The bidder shall file with his bid either a cashier’s check drawn on an Alabama bank, payable to  the City of Rainbow City or a bid bond executed by a surety company duly authorized and  qualified to make such bonds in Alabama in an amount equal to the lesser of five percent (5%) of  the bid or ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00).

The successful bidder will be required to furnish and pay for the satisfactory Performance and  Payment Bond or Bonds in the amount required by §39-1-1(a), Code of Alabama, 1975, and  evidence of insurance as required by the bid documents within ten (10) days after being notified  that he has been awarded the contract.

No bidder may withdraw his bid within sixty (60) days after the actual date of the opening  thereof. The bidder must comply with all requirements of the public works bid law §39-2-1 et.  seq., Code of Alabama, 1975. The bidder has 60 days to complete the project after it has been  awarded.

The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive any informalities and to award  the contract to the lowest 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 work on which  the proposal is submitted.

Any bidder whether a resident or non-resident of the State of Alabama must comply with all  applicable provisions of §34-8-1 et. seq., Code of Alabama, 1975, including requirements for  licensing as a general contractor and the necessity to show evidence of license before the bid will  be considered by the awarding authority. A current license number must be included on the bid.

The City of Rainbow City

Joe Taylor, Mayor

Beth Lee, City Clerk/Treasurer

March 3, 2023 

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CLOSE-OUT PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The City of Glencoe is in the process of closing their FY20 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Project which rehabilitated the sewer collection system that serves East Air Depot Road, Taylor Road, Stone Street, Oliver Street, Pauline Street, and Paxton Road (LR-CM-PF-20-013).  As part of the close-out procedures the City of Glencoe will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 9, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at the Glencoe Water and Sewer Office in the Conference Room to discuss the close-out of this project and accept citizen input concerning the close-out of this project.  Any citizens who would like to attend the public hearing but have a disability which might require special materials, services, or assistance, should notify the City Clerk (256) 492-1424 at least three days in advance of the public hearing.

Mayor Chris Hare

City of Glencoe

March 3, 2023            

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CLOSE-OUT PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The City of Attalla is in the process of closing their FY20 ED Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Project which extended public water service to the new Koch Foods Mill in the City of Attalla (LR-ED-PF-20-007).  As part of the close-out procedures the City of Attalla will hold a public hearing on Thursday, March 9, 2023, at 9:45 a.m. at Attalla City Hall in the Council Chambers to discuss the close-out of this project and accept citizen input concerning the close-out of this project.  Any citizens who would like to attend the public hearing but have a disability which might require special materials, services, or assistance, should notify the City Clerk (256) 538-9986 at least three days in advance of the public hearing.

Mayor Larry Means

City of Attalla

March 3, 2023                      

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LEGAL NOTICE

Bedwell & Whorton Excavating, LLC hereby gives notice of completion of the Cross Drain Replacement on Crabapple Lane for the City of Gadsden, Alabama.  This notice will appear for four (4) weeks, once weekly beginning on February 10, 2023 and ending on March 3, 2023.  All claims should be filed with The City of Gadsden 90 Broad Street, Gadsden, Alabama 35901 or call 256-549-4520.

Jeff Bedwell, Owner

February 10, 17, 24 and March 3, 2023                     

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LEGAL NOTICE

The following storage units will be auctioned on March 8, 2023 beginning at 10:00 am on the business premises of Southtowne Mini Warehouses.  Southtowne is located at 199 Woodland Drive, off of Steele Station Road in Rainbow City, Alabama.

Cherri Hudson Unit 24-B

Chris Patterson Unit 162 & 240

Billy Williams Unit 237

Kasey Marlow Unit 395

Rachel Barnes Unit 409

Rajen Shaw Unit 412

Shane Smith Unit 419

Wrandlando Glover Unit 459

Andrew Bone Unit 494, D10 & D16

Janiah Griffin Unit 548

Tayla Cox Unit 563

Chasity Palombo Unit 576

Terry Smith Unit 590

Lauri Price Unit 28-1B

Thomas Rife Unit 13-29

Tera Kirsley/Coleman Unit 33-31

Joseph Giamalva  Unit 34-12

Klee Bright Unit 34-15

Emma  Anderson Unit 247

Jim Seldon Unit 52-24

Sheila Miller Unit 53-9

Tara Barnard Unit 671

Sherrie Rector Unit 48-7

Stacy Hanson Unit 703

Chris Smith Unit 715

Samantha Moore  Unit 83-3

Southtowne Mini Warehouses

199 Woodland Drive

Rainbow City, AL. 35906

February 24 and March 3, 2023                                                                                 

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NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is here by given that the Contents of the following storage building will be Sold by Briarmead Village Mini-Warehouses on Friday March 10, 2023 at 409 W. Main Street, Glencoe, AL. 35905.

Brandi Thrasher Unit #104

Briarmead Village Mini-Warehouses

409 W. Main Street

Glencoe, AL. 35905

March 3 and 10, 2023

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NOTICE OF VEHICLE POSSESSION

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will proceed to take possession of the following described abandoned vehicle(s) on 04/28/2023

1996 Nissan Truck VIN: 1N6SD11SXTC303385

2019 Nissan Sentra VIN: 3N1AB7AP1KY377645

Thacker Towing

927 5th Ave NE

Attalla, AL 35954

(256) 546-9994

March 3 and 10, 2023

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NOTICE OF VEHICLE POSSESSION

Notice is hereby given that the undersigned will proceed to take possession of the following described abandoned vehicle(s) on 05/05/2023

2011 Toyota 4Runner VIN: JTEZU5JR6B5019739

2013 Cadillac XTS VIN: 2G61P5 S38D9163871

2016 Scion iA  VIN: 3MYDLBZV1GY133466

2005 Volvo XC70 VIN: YV1SZ5 92651175350

Thacker Towing

927 5th Ave NE

Attalla, AL 35954

(256) 546-9994

March 3 and 10, 2023

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