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Wetumpka Main Street Names New Executive Director Jenny Stubbs

Main Street Wetumpka, a non-profit organization seeking to revitalize and bring economic vitality to downtown Wetumpka, recently hired an executive director to help the organization move forward. Jenny Stubbs, a long-time resident of Wetumpka, brings many years of experience in both marketing and leadership. After graduating from the University of Alabama, Stubbs lived throughout the Southeast working as writer and editor of numerous publications, including LEAN, a statewide whole living and substantiality magazine published by the Joy to Life Foundation.

“Downtown Wetumpka has such a charm and allure that made it the heart of the community for decades. Today, people are beginning to recognize the need to get back to basics, including supporting local businesses in all their forms, and I look forward to working with both Main Street Wetumpka and Main Street Alabama to help the business district of our downtown reach its potential.”

Previously known as Wetumpka Downtown, Main Street Wetumpka will utilize the successful fourpoint approach laid out by Main Street Alabama, as well as the Main Street America organization, which encompasses economic vitality, promotion, organization and design to help further its goals. Board members and volunteers will work with the executive director to implement these different points. If you’d like to become a member of Main Street Wetumpka, please email info@mainstreetwetumpka.org for more information.

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THE WETUMPKA GAZETTE, Volume One, Edition 2, November 2016, is published monthly (to become a weekly newspaper) and is dedicated to the City of Wetumpka and its citizens.

This second issue is complimentary.

The Wetumpka Gazette is published by The Alabama Gazette Publishing LLC, 12 E. Jefferson Street, Montgomery, AL 36105.

Welcome to Wetumpka


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A Historical City with a New Vision

Don’t Forget Our...

From the Desk of Mayor Jerry Willis

As mayor of this beautiful City, I am extremely proud of the success of the City Council and all the accomplishments that have been made. The people of Wetumpka have spoken and like the direction in which we are headed. It takes everyone to make it work. There will be those who help make progress and there will be those who hinder progress. We, as leaders, must not let the negative outweigh all of the positive. They say perception is reality so I implore you

Wetumpka City Council

The City of Wetumpka operates under Alabama's Mayor-Council form of government. Under this form, the Executive and Legislative branches are not two distinct entities. The Mayor is the chief executive officer and is also a member of and presides over the Council. The Mayor has one vote and is without the power to veto. The Council is the legislative branch of city government and enacts ordinances, adopts budgets, and determines policies for the City. The Council elects a Mayor Pro Tempore who presides at meetings, or in other capacities, in the absence of the Mayor. Council actions can take the form of ordinances and resolutions . Councilmen are elected every four years and must reside in the district they represent. An ordinance is generally a legislative act of the Council to adopt laws, statutes and regulations for the city. An ordinance must be approved by a majority vote of the Council and must be published in the local newspaper to become official. A resolution is generally a formal statement of decision, opinion or determination of policy adopted by the Council to exercise ministerial functions. A motion is generally a procedural action in a Council meeting, in order to formally consider resolutions or ordinances, file reports or request that certain action be taken by the administrative branch of the city. A motion requires a second and, with certain exceptions, majority approval. We strive to provide as much information and guidance about the Mayor and City Council as possible. This includes how it works, who is responsible for what, what role it has in the community it serves and in promoting the social, economic and environmental well-being of the city as a whole. Kevin Robbins, Councilman District 1 Percy Gill, Councilman District 2 Rebecca Thornton, Councilwoman District 3 Steve Gantt, Councilman District 4 Greg Jones, Councilman District 5 Mayor Jerry Willis, Mayor of Wetumpka

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to get involved in your community and be a part of the positives. We will continue to carry out the will of our citizens. I look forward to four more years of progress and will continue to represent all of Wetumpka. We will continue to be fiscally responsible and represent the needs of the entire City. Working together for the common good of the community will only help us prosper.

A full description of this form of government can be found in Title 11, Code of Alabama, 1975. Council Meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Wetumpka City Hall. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. All agenda items must be finalized with the Mayor by noon on Friday before the Monday meeting.



Council Meeting Monday, November 7, 2016 Wetumpka City Hall, 212 South Main Street 6:00 p.m. Work Session Council Meeting to follow; but no later than 7:00 p.m. Mayor and City Council take their Oaths of Office Candy C. Masters, City Clerk

Wetumpka Elementary School thanks Mayor Willis and the city council for their contribution to the school.

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Sheriff Bill Franklin

Elmore County Sheriff's Office 8955 U.S. Highway 231, Wetumpka, Alabama 36092

The Public’s Interactions with Law Enforcement

This year's news coverage has magnified the extreme fringes of both the positive and the negative attitudes towards law enforcement. As a member of the law enforcement community I can attest that this is not a career someone pursues for financial opportunity and most who are unwilling to take this occupation with a servant's attitude will not last long. We have the privilege to live and work in the Deep South where despite a tumultuous history we still maintain a common sense of respect for our neighbors, hospitality to our visitors and a natural inclination towards God. Regardless of the headlines we can preserve these values for our community. Recently many questions have been posed to law enforcement about the training and conduct officers display when coming into contact with the public while in the performance of their duties. I would first admit that all law enforcement officers are not the same, and those few that would abuse their position or intentionally violate the law should be discharged. Even though the few derelict officers garner the most media coverage I would ask that you remember the majority, who day in and day out, carry out their duties with fairness and integrity. Law enforcement is one of the few occupations which calls for an individual to place the safety and wellbeing of others above that of their own. In law enforcement that terminology is called the Priority of Life Scale. Each day we receive alerts and articles about officer safety such as a new gadget made to look like a cellular telephone which shoots bullets or a drug cartel transport vehicle rigged to explode on a traffic stop. We hope for the best outcome but train for the worst case scenarios. Part of that training involves scanning for threats when being approached by someone, while responding to a call for service and when making traffic stops. We take that training and incorporate our experience to develop a reasonable action and response to each situation. Some examples of details that draw our attention and lead to caution are these. Hands: When scanning for a potential threat the first place to look is an individual's hands. Whether it is on a traffic stop or in response to a fight call

Chief Deputy R. H. Lowery


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an officer will ask the person to keep their hands out of their pockets or in plain view. Unnecessary Movement: A person on a traffic stop who begins to move around inside their vehicle raises a serious red flag for law enforcement. Wait for the officer to contact you, let the officer know if there is a weapon and its location in the vehicle so they are not surprised if it becomes visible and before reaching for a driver's license or insurance let the officer know what you are doing. Setting: Similarly in a stressful situation like a domestic violence call unnecessary movements or walking out of view of an officer induces major concern. Officers are trained to scan the environment, especially areas within immediate reach of a person for weapons and potential weapons. Mentality: A person's attitude during a specific incident is usually the single greatest factor an officer has to evaluate if there is a reasonable cause for alarm. Officers come into contact with numerous and diverse people each day under different circumstances. People are naturally anxious when pulled over for a traffic violation and offers expect a certain degree of angst. However, when an officer somes across an individual who displays an uncharacteristic mentality such as aggression or hyper anxiety that is a cause for alarm. Officers should be professional despite an individual’s demeanor and we understand that the public does not always have as much information regarding law enforcement as the officer they are interacting with. In most cases interactions between officers and the public end without controversy. Most officers live in the same communities they work in and interact with some of the same people both on and off duty. The law enforcement community does not view public interaction with the perspective of an Us versus Them mentality. If you have a complaint against an officer remain colam, do not interfere with the officer in the perfomance of their duties and contact their superior with your complaint.

Support those whose give their lives to defend, protect and serve.

Wetumpka Police Department

208 Marshall St, Wetumpka, AL 334-567-5321

Chief Danny Billingsley

Wetumpka Police Department will be involved in a Memorial service at Wetumpka High school Nov 10th at 9:00 Am sponsored by ROTC unit under direction of Sgt Hunter and Major Hutto, honoring Vets and 1st responders. • The Wetumpka Police Department will do an outreach to several families for Thanksgiving, with Police officers delivering meals. • We are swearing in 4 reserve officers that will help serve the City of Wetumpka as well as a savings to the city. • PECK People Extending Christian Kindness will serve the Monthly meal with Life Chapel Pastor Jon Adair will provide the meal. • We recently provided Firearms instruction the past two Saturdays for Bethel Worship Center and Mt Hebron Church, as an outreach to the community.

Wetumpka Fire Department

Fire Chief

Greg Willis

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Assistant Fire Chief Tim Elliott 411 South Main Street Wetumpka AL, 36092 (334) 567-1333

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Gerry Purcell Executive Director

Fall Quarterly Luncheon at Wetumpka Civic Center 12 Noon on December 15th. Call Jamie Young at 334-567-4811 for more information. $15.00 for members. $25.00 for non-members.

Open House & Ribbon Cutting to welcome Aldridge Borden & Company to Downtown Wetumpka. November 17 at 2:00 PM. Public invited.

The Character Pancake Breakfast will be held during Christmas on the Coosa, Dec 10th. Tickets are now available for sale at the City Administrative Building from 8am-4:30pm Mon-Fri. Children are $2 and adults are $5.

Wetumpka downtown street improvement project on track…

Wetumpka, AL - The City of Wetumpka’s $1.2 million face lift of East Bridge, Court, and Company Streets is only months away from beginning construction, despite being delayed by the environmental review process required by federal law, according to the city’s planning and program director, David Robison. This included a review by the Alabama Historical Commission and the Alabama Department of Transportation’s environmental section.

The city recently received all necessary clearances and has begun the process to acquire property for the additional right-of-way needed for the roundabout planned for the intersection of Company and Orline Streets, Robison said. Even though the amount of property needed is minimal, he said that this process must comply with another federal law and could take up to several months. It will then take several more weeks for the Alabama Department of Transportation to conduct a final review of the construction plans before authorizing the project for bid and, due to the requirements of state competitive bid laws, a few weeks to award the contract.

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Friends of the Wetumpka Library Book Talk and Signing

Featuring author Linda Alexander, Saturday November 12, 2016, 9:30 a.m. at the Wetumpka Public Library. Few know what happened in Hollywood’s early days, as the United States geared up to enter the Second World War and the fear of Communism was around every corner. Many were certain Hollywood, that bastion of make-believe and escape from the real world, was being invaded by the tenets of Communism. The hard truth…it was, and it started way before Joseph McCarthy ever entered the picture. Heartthrob Robert Taylor was a reluctant but key player in the House Un-American Activities Committee Hearings which played out in Washington, D.C. in 1947 to an enraptured country as if it were a movie production. Sad thing…it was exactly that in the eyes of Hollywood and the U.S. government. This book tells the story of what went on behind the scenes. Linda Alexander has written since she was a kid. Since the early ‘80s, she's written for magazines, newspapers, and websites. Credits include Soap Opera Update, Spotlight, Baton Rouge Advocate, Washington Times, and an appearance on The Oprah Show. With seven books published and another few due this year, characters live large in her head and are forever talking to her. She always talks back, and conversations are always entertaining. Her popular course, “Getting Into Character: How To Develop Your People.” encourages writers from beginning to the experienced learn how to listen, respond to, and trust the voices in their heads. She has made her biggest mark with biographies on classic Hollywood stars such as I Am Mister Ed: Allan “Rocky” Lane Revealed. Lane was a popular B-movie cowboy actor in the ‘40s & ‘50s before becoming the voice of TV’s famous talking horse, Mister Ed. Coming from a long line of southern women, Linda’s always wanted to live in the south and now calls Wetumpka home. She moved from Maryland in late 2013 with her husband, who retired from the federal government in Washington, DC. They both wanted a more serene, friendly atmosphere. Linda can now genuinely call herself a “southern gal.” This meeting is free and open to the public.

Robison is frustrated about having had to delay construction, especially given the inconvenience the delay in resurfacing has caused residents. “It’s just something we’re having to work through,” Robison said. “Any time a dollar of federal aid touches a project, everything about that project usually has to comply with federal laws. I’ve

already taken steps to ensure that similar delays won’t occur in future projects.”

Robison said that the delays have caused some residents to think that the city hasn’t “won” the grants to fund the project, but that this is incorrect. “These projects are included on the Transportation Improvement Program adopted by the Montgomery Metropolitan Planning Organization, so the federal funds are reserved for them.”

The street improvement project will implement many of the recommendations of the Wetumpka, Alabama Downtown and Riverfront Revitalization Plan adopted by the Wetumpka Planning Commission in 2014, available online at www.cityofwetumpka.com. It includes resurfacing and a number of improvements to the sidewalks that will make downtown safer and more comfortable for pedestrians. These improvements include accommodations for people with disabilities, installing trees and constructing pedestrian bulbs. Pedestrian bulbs (also called curb extensions) extend the sidewalk into the parking lane at key locations and enhance pedestrian safety by increasing pedestrian visibility, shortening crossing distances, slowing turning vehicles, and visually narrowing the roadway.

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Prayer Request: We have a few moms who are getting close to delivery time. Will you all please pray for healthy deliveries and quick bonding? And will you pray for the moms who have come to us once or twice, then stopped? We think about these moms and families so much and want His healing love to guard their hearts. Please rally with us in these prayers. #ecpcLovesFamilies

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Christmas on the Coosa Wetumpka, Alabama December 10, 2016 Decorations Contest Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6:00 p.m.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 2, 2016 Residential Business

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THEME: Christmas Around the World *NEW – Nominate yourself or your neighbor Resident(s) or Business Name_________________________________________________________ Contact Person ___________________________________________________________________ Address ________________________________________________________________________ GIVE COMPLETE ADDRESS SO JUDGES CAN EASILY FIND LOCATION Phone _____________________________ Email ______________________________________ Briefly describe decorations ______________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________ Signature ____________________________________Date ______________________________ IMPORTANT INFORMATION First, second and third place winners will be chosen for the following categories: •WHIMSICAL -- Fantasy, candy land, animated, etc. •TRADITIONAL -- Displays of lights, bows/garlands/wreaths, spiritual, etc. •SWEEPSTAKES (Overall Winner) -- Decorations which best represent this year’s theme, “Around the World Christmas”. You may nominate your own residence or business or nominate your neighbors. Winners will receive placards to display. Entries for the contest are limited to locations within the Wetumpka city limits. On the day of the contest, lights and any other form of decorations should be on and/or working by 6 p.m. Entry forms can be mailed to Christmas on the Coosa Decorations Contest, P.O. Box 936, Wetumpka, Alabama 36092 or delivered to the City of Wetumpka Administrative Building, 408 South Main Street, (located next to the Wetumpka Civic Center). Forms can be faxed to 334-567-1307 or emailed to trobinson@cityofwetumpka.com. Entries must be submitted no later than December 2, 2016. For more information, please contact the COTC office at 334-567-5147 or visit www.cityofwetumpka.com.


Thousands turned out Tuesday evening as Wetumpka hosted the 7th annual Candy Walk.Children of all ages enjoyed receiving candy from the local businesses. Tables were lined across the Riverwalk where businesses and organizations decorated their tables and children trick or treated table to table. Two large containers of canned food items were collected for donation to the Elmore County Food Pantry. “This is one of the City’s most popular event,” said Tiffany Robinson, Special Events and Tourism Manager. “It gives our business community the opportunity to engage with our youth and it gives parents a safe alternative to the traditional trick or treating.” Wetumpka will celebrate Halloween on the 31st and encourage trick-or-treating from 6-9 p.m.

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Much is planned for the Main Street Community Revitalization. Please come and see the beginning of a new look for Downtown Wetumpka. The Wetumpka Gazette is proud to be apart of supporting these efforts and will do whatever possible to help grow Wetumpka for the future, for its businesses and citizens. We hope you enjoy this First Edition. Let us hear from you at: wetumpkagazette@gmail.com


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Send us your Holiday recipes for publication in our December issue of The Wetumpka Gazette. Email your recipe to: wetumpkagazette@gmail.com or mail to: 109 Company Street, Suite 210 Wetumpka, AL 36092

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4 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 ½ cups milk (whole or 2%)

½ cup grated mild cheddar cheese 3 cups (or 20 oz. pkg. frozen) barely cooked broccoli Parmesan Cheese

METHOD 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan; add flour and salt. 3. Cook over low heat until bubbly. Slowly add milk and cook until thick and smooth. 4. Add cheese and stir until completely melted. Add broccoli. 5. Pour into buttered casserole dish, sprinkle generously with grated Parmesan cheese. 6. Bake for 30 mins.

Serves 6. To serve 18, triple recipe and bake in a 3-quart casserole dish. Kay Dobbs, Wetumpka, AL

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Topping: 6 tablespoons butter ½ cup chopped nuts ½ cup brown sugar

METHOD 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 2. Put sweet potatoes in a large mixing bowl, add eggs, sugar and milk. 3. Mix well. 4. Melt butter and marshmallows in boiler or melt in microwave in glass container. 5. Add to potato mixture. Stir well. 6. Pour into greased baking dish. 7. Heat topping in a boiler until butter is melted. Pour over potatoes. 8. Bake for 40 mins.

Serves 6 - 8.

Kay Dobbs, Wetumpka, AL



1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup pecan halves 1 teaspoon vanilla

METHOD 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Mix ingredients together in a large bowl. 3. Stir by hand. 4. Pour into unbaked pie shell. 8. Bake at 350 degrees until firm (45-60 minutes).

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4 large sweet potatoes, baked 2 eggs 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup milk (whole or 2%) 2 cups marshmallows 6 tablespoons butter

3 eggs, beaten ¼ cup melted butter ½ cup dark corn syrup

In the South, when things get tough, we come together on the front porch and have a glass of sweet ice tea.




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www.elmorehumane.org WE ARE OPEN FOR ADOPTIONS MON-THU 10-4, FRI 10-5 AND SAT 9-3


Dexter is a two-year old male, Dachshund/Beagle mix, about 25 lbs. He is a very good natured fellow, loves children and gets along well with other dogs. He loves to play and is very attentive so no idea why he has been with us since July. His favorite treat is cheese....so come meet our sweet fellow, and don't forget to bring him some cheese!

To meet all the great pets at our shelter come to 255 Central Plank Road, Wetumpka, AL, 36092, go to our website at www.elmorehumane.org for more information, email us at hselco@bellsouth.net or give us a call at 334-567-3377.

Our ADOPTION fees are $100 for dogs & $50 for cats under one-year-old; cats over one-year-old can be adopted by approved adopters for a fee of their choosing. This adoption fee completely covers the mandatory spay or neuter, basic immunizations, de-worming, microchip, heartworm check for dogs, rabies vaccination if old enough, free health exam with your participating veterinarian. We are open for adoptions Mon–Fri 10-5 & Sat 9-3.

As we look to the fall & winter months our intake of kittens will greatly decline and this is also the perfect time to help reduce spring kitten numbers by getting any cats you care for spayed or neutered. Why do we say this? Because reducing intake will lead to reduced euthanasia since there hopefully won’t be so many unwanted kittens in need of homes. And also because easily 20-25% of the cats we take in come to us as feral (wild) kittens/cats that are sadly just not adoptable. So far this year we have taken in 1618 cats, have found homes for 504 and have 173 in the shelter and foster homes. With so many cats to pick from, a cat that is not socialized to humans and safe to handle simply has no chance at adoption. After all, no one comes to a shelter to adopt a wild kitty that cannot be handled and will bite and scratch because it is has never been socialized. For those who feed these feral cats at their home, work or elsewhere, we beg you to take the next and most responsible step and get them spayed or neutered so they don’t continue to reproduce. There is no doubt that many of the feral cats in our communities also help with vermin control so the best thing is to trap it (or them), take it to your veterinarian or the spay-neuter clinic in Montgomery to be ‘fixed,’ bring it home and let it live there as one cat - not one, then six, then 15, then 25 – you get the picture. If the cat is already there and attuned to living off the land, then this is a very humane solution where the feral cat(s) is concerned. What is most needed is to stop the continuous reproduction of cats for which there are no homes. If you are dealing with a large number of feral cats and need advice on how to work a trap-neuter-return (TNR) program, we are happy to give you advice and pointers on how be successful at TNR and the issues you also have to consider. The Alabama Animal Alliance in Montgomery also has tremendous expertise in TNR and you can call them at 334-239-7387. Spaying and neutering not only saves lives now but also into the future so please help reduce shelter cat intake and euthanasia by being reducing the number of unwanted cats in the first place. For shelter information go to www.elmorehumane.org, call 334-567-3377 or email hselco@bellsouth.net.

E-mail: hselco@bellsouth.net • PHONE: (334) 567-3377 For more information visit our website: www.elmorehumane.org The Humane Society Of Elmore County • 255 Central Plank Road (Hwy 9) Wetumpka, Alabama 36092



Wetumpka Gazette

November 2016