Legals for 3/10/2023 – 3/16/2023

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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 HEARING ON PARTIAL SETTLEMENT

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA   

THE ESTATE OF JOSEPH CARSTARPHEN, CV-2017-65 DECEASED 

I, John T. Robertson, IV, appointed Temporary Personal Representative in the above styled Estate, have filed a Petition for a Partial Settlement of my administration of the above styled estate and filed with my Petition an accounting. The 6th day of April, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. has been set as the day and time for the hearing of said Petition by the Circuit Court of Etowah County, Alabama, and it has ordered that I, as said Personal Representative, give legal notice thereof as required by law. 

John T. Robertson, IV, Esq.

STRAWN & ROBERTSON, LLC

2401 Rainbow Drive

Gadsden, AL 35901

Telephone: (256) 459-4548

Fax:(256) 459-4435

March 10, 17, and 24, 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 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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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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NOTICE OF ADOPTION HEARING

IN THE PROBATE COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

IN RE:  THE ADOPTION PETITION OF DONNAY R. EVANS

CASE NO: A-1783

TO:  KRISTA NATASHA FLEMING

WHEREABOUTS UNKNOWN

You are hereby notified that a Petition for Adoption on a minor child born to KRISTA NATASHA FLEMING on NOVEMBER 12, 2012, was filed on November 2, 2021.  Please be advised that if you intend to contest the same you must file a written response within thirty (30) days of the last date of publication with the Attorney for Petitioners whose name and address is listed below and with the Clerk of the Probate Court of Etowah County, Alabama P.O. Box 187, Gadsden, AL. 35902

Attorney for Petitioner(s)

Clark Hall, Esq.

750 Forrest Avenue, Ste 100

Gadsden, AL. 35901

Done this the 9th day of February 2023

Scott W. Hassell

Judge of Probate

March 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2023

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NOTICE OF DIVORCE ACTION

TEMPESTT POWELL, PLAINTIFF

VS.

SAHARI HUGLEY, DEFENDANT

SAHARI HUGLEY, whose whereabouts are unknown, must answer the Complaint of TEMPESTT POWELL seeking a divorce and other relief thirty (30) days of the last publication date of this notice listed at the bottom, or therefore a judgment by default may be rendered against her in Circuit Court of Etowah County, Alabama. 

Done this the 1st day of March 2023

Tempestt Powell

604 Poplar St NW,

Attalla, AL 35954

256-570-8091

March 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2023   

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NOTICE OF DIVORCE ACTION

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF ETOWAH COUNTY, ALABAMA

CASE NUMBER:  31-DR-2023-900042.00

KENNETH DELMAR WHATLEY, PLAINTIFF

VS.

MANZETTA WHATLEY, DEFENDANT

MANZETTA WHATLEY, whereabouts unknown, must answer KENNETH DELMAR WHATLEY’S petition for divorce and other relief within thirty (30) days from the last date of said notice which is listed at the bottom of this notice or, therefore, a judgement by default may be rendered against her in Case Number DR-2023-900042.00, Circuit Court of Etowah County, Alabama.

Done this 28th day of February, 2023.

Cassandra Johnson, Circuit Clerk of Etowah County

/s/William B. Ogletree, Circuit Judge

John W. Jennings, Jr.

Attorney for Plaintiff

111 South 10th Street

Gadsden, AL. 35901

256-547-8886

March 10, 17, 24, and 31, 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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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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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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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 2:00pm CST, Monday, April 3, 2023 for Re-roofing of Glencoe Middle 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 Friday, March 24, 2023.

A mandatory pre-bid conference shall be held on Monday, March 27, 2023 at 2pm CST at the campus of Glencoe Middle School in the front parking lot.  809 Lonesome Bend Rd., Glencoe, AL 35905. 

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.

March 10, 17, and 24, 2023

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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 2:30pm CST, Monday, April 3, 2023 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 Friday, March 24, 2023.

A mandatory pre-bid conference shall be held on Monday, March 27, 2023 at 3pm 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.

March 10, 17, and 24, 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., April 4, 2023, for furnishing all labor, materials, equipment, and service required to complete the 2023 NUISANCE ABATEMENT DEMOLITION PROJECT, Bid Request No. 3503, 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 Mandatory Attendance Pre-Bid Meeting will be held in room 305 on the 3

rd floor of City Hall, 90 Broad Street, Gadsden, Alabama on Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at 3 PM. All bidders shall have a representative present at the meeting in order to remain on the approved bidders list.

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 DavisBacon 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 10, 2023

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ORDINANCE NO. O-12-23   

Amending Budget for Fund 002 – American Rescue Plan

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF GADSDEN, ALABAMA, that the American Rescue Plan Funds Budget of the City of Gadsden, Alabama, established by Ordinance No. O-11-21, is hereby amended by transferring $1,019,956.00 from account #002-2500-434.76-51 (Broad Street Bridge) into account #002-8000-421.70-10 (Motor Vehicles). The funds will be used to purchase one (1) E-One HP75 Quint on an E-One Typhoon Chassis. Adopted this ordinance at an open public meeting held on February 28, 2023.

Iva Nelson, City Clerk

March 10, 2023

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ORDINANCE NO. O-13-23

Rezoning 2804 Fields Avenue

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 properties from I-2, Heavy Industry District to B-2, General Business District: Lots 14, 15, 16, and 17, in Block “A,” Map of Mayfair Estates, Plat C-273, as recorded in the Office of the Judge of Probate, Etowah County, Alabama. Adopted by the City Council of Gadsden, Alabama at a meeting held on February 28, 2023.

Iva Nelson, City Clerk

March 10, 2023

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ORDINANCE NO. O-14-23

Rezoning Parcel Adjacent to 1130 Goodyear Avenue

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 properties from R-1, One-Family Residence District to O-1, Office District:

A tract or parcel of land described as beginning at the SW corner of Lot 53, Parcel 2, according to the survey of River View Estates, recorded in Plat Book “C,” Pages 402-403, Probate Office; and from thence run northerly and along the west line of said lot a distance of 220 feet to the point of beginning of the tract herein conveyed; thence continue northerly along the west line of said Lot 53 a distance of 389’, ±, to the centerline of an APCO easement; thence deflect right 113°, 07’ and run southeasterly along said centerline of said easement 100’ plus, to a point on the east line of said Lot 53; thence southerly and along the east line of said Lot 53 a distance of 348.1’ to a point which is 281.9’ northerly from the southeast corner of said Lot 53; thence in a direct line to the  point of beginning; said tract embracing a part of Lot 53, Parcel 2, according to the Survey of River View Estates, dated October 25, 1944, and recorded in Plat Book “C,” Pages 402-403, of the record of maps in the Probate Office of Etowah County, Alabama, subject to rights of APCO as shown by instrument recorded in Deed Records 4-Z, Page 382, and 6-F, Page 470, Probate Office, and subject to rights of Southern Natural gas Company, subject to an easement over an existing road along the east 20’ of said property, said easement to serve that portion of said Lot 53 which lies north of the centerline of said APCO easement and said easement to connect to the following described easement which is hereby granted to serve both the property described in this deed and the property lying north of APCO easement in said Lot 53, to wit.

Adopted by the City Council of Gadsden, Alabama at a meeting held on February 28, 2023.

Iva Nelson, City Clerk

March 10, 2023

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RESOLUTION NO. R-64-23

Ordering Abatement of Nuisance                                                                     

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

611 POLK STREET in District 2 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly described as:

Lots #34 and #35, Block #5, East View Addition to Gadsden, Alabama, as same is recorded in the office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, in Book “C”, Pages 10-11, all being in the City of 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 MICHAEL HEAD, 305 MISTLETOE HOLLOW ROAD, GADSDEN, AL, 611 POLK 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 28, 2023.

Iva Nelson, City Clerk   

March 10, 2023

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RESOLUTION NO. R-65-23

Ordering Abatement of Nuisance                                                                       

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

1019 GARDNER STREET in District 3 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly described as:

Lot Number Seventeen (17), Block Number One (1) of the McDuffie and Gardner Addition according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book “B”, Page 123, in the Probate Office, 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 JANICE BUTLER, 1019 GARDNER STREET, GADSDEN, AL, 101 DRY CREEK LANE, 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 28, 2023.

Iva Nelson, City Clerk   

March 10, 2023

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RESOLUTION NO. R-66-23

Ordering Abatement of Nuisance                                                                     

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

124 WASHINGTON STREET in District 3 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly described as:

Lots Numbers Sixteen (16) and Seventeen (17) in Block Number Three (3) in Ewing Addition, according to the map thereof recorded in Plat Book “B”, pages 396 and 397, Probate office, and lying and being in Gadsden, Etowah County.

is a nuisance and ordered its abatement; and Whereas, as required by the City Code, notice of a public hearing has been given to ALISHA NAPPIER, 4051 ROBINHOOD ROAD, GADSDEN, AL, 124 WASHINGTON 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 28, 2023.

Iva Nelson, City Clerk   

March 10, 2023

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RESOLUTION NO. R-67-23

Ordering Abatement of Nuisance                                                                       

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

2323 FORREST AVENUE in District 6 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly described as:

A house and lot located at 2323 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, Etowah County, being more particularly described as follows: Lot Number Seven (7) in Block Number Twenty-five (25) according to the Second Survey of Alford’s Addition to Alabama City, as shown by the map of said Second Survey recorded in Plat Book “A”, beginning on page 308, in the office of the Jude of Probate of Etowah County, and lying and being in Gadsden (formerly Alabama City) , Etowah County, Alabama, together with all improvements thereon.

is a nuisance and ordered its abatement; and

Whereas, as required by the City Code, notice of a public hearing has been given to MICHAEL J. HEAD, 305 MISTLETOE HOLLOW ROAD, GADSDEN, AL, 2323 FORREST AVENUE, 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 28, 2023.

Iva Nelson, City Clerk   

March 10, 2023

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RESOLUTION NO. R-68-23

Ordering Abatement of Nuisance                                                                      

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

2325 FORREST AVENUE in District 6 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly described as:

A house and lot located at 2325 Forrest Avenue, Gadsden, Etowah County, being more particularly described as follows: Lot Number Nine (9) in Block Number Twenty-five (25) according to the Second Survey of Alford’s Addition to Alabama City, as shown by the map of said Second Survey recorded in Plat Book “A”, beginning on page 308, in the office of the Jude of Probate of Etowah County, and lying and being in Gadsden (formerly Alabama City) , Etowah County, Alabama, together with all improvements thereon.

is a nuisance and ordered its abatement; and

Whereas, as required by the City Code, notice of a public hearing has been given to MICHAEL J. HEAD, 305 MISTLETOE HOLLOW ROAD, GADSDEN, AL, 2325 FORREST AVENUE, 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 28, 2023.

Iva Nelson, City Clerk   

March 10, 2023

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RESOLUTION NO. R-70-23

Ordering Abatement of Nuisance                                                                       

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

1015 HOKE STREET in District 1 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly described as:

Lot Number Numbered 11 and 12 in Block 1 according to the map of T. R. Raley Addition recorded in Plat Book “C”, Page 73 and amended in Plat Book “C”, Page 87, Probate Office, 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 KENNETH MALONE and LEPRECIOUS MALONE, 142 LINCOLN AVENUE, GADSDEN, AL, 1015 HOKE STREET, GADSDEN, AL, subject to the rights of redemption of CRUSADER SERVICING CORPORATION, 479 YORK ROAD, JENKINTOWN, PA, as custodian for STRATEGIC MUNICIPAL INVESTMENTS, LLC, 1450 CENTREPARK BOULEVARD, SUITE 325, WEST PALM BEACH, FL, and TONYA D. LOCK, her heirs, successors, and/or assigns. 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 28, 2023.

Iva Nelson, City Clerk   

March 10, 2023

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RESOLUTION NO. R-71-23

Ordering Abatement of Nuisance                                                                       

Whereas, the Building Official has determined that the property or condition located at 207 PIONEER STREET in District 1 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly described as: 

LTS 31&33 SUBD OF LT J PINEHURST SUB C-57 GADSDEN SEC 14 TWP 12S R 6) BK 1094 PG 587 1988 WILL D-2000-2494 

is a nuisance and ordered its abatement; and

Whereas, as required by the Code of Ordinances, notice of a public hearing has been given to CARL GRANT, 207 PIONEER STREET, GADSDEN, AL, 207 PIONEER STREET, E GADSDEN, AL. BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY   

OF GADSDEN, ALABAMA, as follows:

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

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

Adopted by the City Council of Gadsden, Alabama, at a meeting held on February 28, 2023.                                    

Iva Nelson, City Clerk       

March 10, 2023     

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RESOLUTION NO. R-72-23

Ordering Abatement of Nuisance                                                                       

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

1113 AUBURN AVENUE (ACCESSORY BUILDING) in District 2 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly described as:

Lot Number Fifty-one (51) in the India Sutherlin Estate as shown by map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book “C”, Page 311, Probate Office, 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 SUSAN RENEE CANIZALES, 3720 TIDMORE BEND ROAD, GADSDEN, AL, 1113 AUBURN AVENUE, 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 28, 2023.

Iva Nelson, City Clerk   

March 10, 2023                                      

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given to FAITH BASED INVESTMENTS PROPERTY MGMT, LLC and BEVERLY M. CHARLES, 9245 KIMBERLY WAY, BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA 70814, 405 EVANS STREET, GADSDEN, ALABAMA 35901, 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 21, 2023 at 11:00 a.m., a hearing will be held to determine whether or not the structure or condition located 405 EVANS STREET (County tax records identify property as 401 EVANS STREET) in District 3 in the City of Gadsden, more particularly described as:

A lot of land fronting forty (40) feet on the east of Evans Alley and extending in uniform width 155 feet to the W. C. P. Liddell Estate and being a part of Lot Number Twelve (12) of Evans Addition to the City of Gadsden, and bounded on the North by a lot sold by O. J. Stocks to John Wade, as shown by deed recorded in Deed Recorded “BB” at page 463, the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, Alabama, and on the East by E. C. P. Liddell Estate and South by lot sold by O. J. Stocks to H. S. Dykes, shown by deed recorded in Book “FF” at Page 111 in said Probate Office and on the West Side of Evans Valley, said lot embracing a portion of the West Ten (10) acres of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 4, Township 12, South of Range 6 East in Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama, it being the purpose and intent of this instrument to convey and there is conveyed that certain lot fronting forty (40) feet on the East side of Evans Alley extending back in an Easterly direction 155 feet, more or less, the West line of the Liddell lands, and of which Lula Cobb, had possession on the 10 ay of May, 1930, at the time she and the others conveyed to Jim R. Frix, as shown by Deed Record 5-C, Page 3398, Probate Office, whether the same be correctly described above in all details or not, and being the same property which G. W. Cobb and Lula Cobb went into possession of in 1902, under the deed from O. J. Stocks recorded in Book “FF”, at Page 4, in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Etowah County, and of which the said G. W. Cobb and Lula Cobb, and after the death of the said G. B. Cobb, Lula Cobb did remain in possession until she conveyed to said  James R. Friz as hereinabove stated.

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 10, 2023

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LEGAL ZONING NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that on the 22nd day of March, 2023 at 4:00 p.m., the Planning Commission of the City of Gadsden will hold a regularly scheduled public hearing in the Council Chamber at City Hall, First Floor, 90 Broad Street to give all persons who desire an opportunity to be heard, in opposition to or in favor of, the following request:

“A request for Final Plat for the Gadsden Regional Medical Center North Subdivision.”

“A request for Planning Approval to develop a public park for children with special needs and others in the community (street address being 2101 Ewing Avenue).”

March 10, 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 SALE

Notice is hereby given that the Contents of the following storage buildings will be SOLD by Off Campus Storage on March 17, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. at 474 George Wallace Drive, Gadsden, AL. 35903.

Cherie Bolin – Units 15, 78, 108, and 126

Off Campus Storage

474 George Wallace Drive

Gadsden, AL. 35903

March 10 and 17, 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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Notice of Public Auction of Abandoned Vehicles

Please take NOTICE that Devan Lowe Inc. will offer for sale at public auction to the highest bidder for cash the following abandoned motor vehicles:

2008 Cadillac DTS – VIN:  1G6KD57Y38U104088

2008 GMC Acadia – VIN:  1GKEV 23798J203085

2000 CADILLAC DEVILLE DTS – VIN:  1G6KF5793YU222905

The public auction will be held at Lowe Cadillac Buick GMC Lincoln located at 801 West Grand Ave. Rainbow City. AL. 35906 at 8:00 AM on 4/18/2023.  The seller shall have the right to reject any bid that is unreasonably low and may postpone the public auction until another time and place.  In addition, the seller expressly reserves the right to bid and purchase at the public auction.

Lowe Cadillac Buick GMC Lincoln

801 Grand Ave.

Rainbow City, AL. 35906

March 10 and 17, 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 04/10/2023

2000 Kia Sportage – VIN:  KNDJA7234Y5681618

Matt’s Towing

927 5th Ave NE

Attalla, AL 35954

(256) 485-8755

March 10 and 17, 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 04/21/2023

2001 Chevy Impala – VIN:  2G1WF55E919236088

Matt’s Towing

927 5th Ave NE

Attalla, AL 35954

(256) 485-8755

March 10 and 17, 2023

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NOTICE OF VEHICLEPOSSESSION

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

2018 Chevrolet Malibu  – VIN: 1G1ZD5ST0JF259675    

Thacker Towing

927 5th Ave NE

Attalla, AL 35954

(256) 546-9994

March 10 and 17, 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 04/29/2023

2009Nissan Maxima – VIN:  1N4AA51 E99C830471

Matt’s Towing

927 5th Ave NE

Attalla, AL 35954

(256) 485-8755

March 10 and 17, 2023

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