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Mayor Betterton's Weekly Update

August 12, 2021

A Fireman’s Lifeline

Ever wonder how firefighters breathe when they enter burning buildings? They carry oxygen tanks as part of their gear. Of course, these tanks must be filled using an air compressor. The Florence Fire Department had been using their previous air compressor since 1998. When it began to need repairs, the city decided to replace this vital piece of equipment with a new state-of-the-art air compressor. Thank you to Mayor Betterton and the Florence City Council for prioritizing the safety of our firefighters, and thank you to our firefighters for your dedicated service!

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We've Got Annie!

Florence playgoers enjoyed an amazing showcase of area acting talent when the Shoals Theater & Randy Pettus brought the sweet story of Annie to life. Congratulations to all who played a role in making this production a huge success!
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Apply for Utility Assistance Today!

One way we can offer help is in the form of utility assistance to lighten the burden of power bills. Applications may be downloaded on our website and dropped off at our Lauderdale County Office located on 745 Thompson Street, Florence, AL 35630, or call 256-766-4330.

Let us HELP YOU today!

www.caanw.org

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2021-2022 Shoals Symphony Season Tickets Are On Sale Now!

Purchase at the link below or call 256-710-1623 (M-F 3pm-6pm)

Shoals Symphony Orchestra


The Shoals Symphony Season Kicks off with

YESTERDAY A Tribute to the Beatles

SEPT 19 at 5 PM – Norton Auditorium

The Shoals Symphony Orchestra will start the season off with some “Help!” from the #1 Tribute Act in Las Vegas, Yesterday! You’ll hear chart-topping hits of Beatles classics performed with a live orchestra for a POPS crossover event sure to entertain!

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LOCAL HISTORY THROUGH POSTCARDS

Many people buy postcards when they travel – especially postcards that have pictures of local buildings and sites, along with brief written descriptions of the sites that are depicted. Why do folks do that? Well, a postcard with a local picture and a few identifying words is portable, it requires very little storage space, and it can be inserted into a scrapbook or “keeper box” for unlimited enjoyment in the future of the past experience. Now, here is an interesting exercise to try. Go to the nearest computer and Google “University of North Alabama Postcard Collection.” Then carefully and thoughtfully click on each of the 16 sections of the collection for a visual lesson in local history. (There are eight postcards in each section.) Because UNA is a regional university, not all of the postcards relate directly to Florence – but the majority do depict historic buildings and sites within the city. This short, simple digital trip is almost guaranteed to whet the appetite for more study of Florence’s fascinating history in general or for more intensive study of a specific building or site.


--Billy Warren, City Historian

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Thank you to all who made the One Place of the Shoals fundraiser, Tribute to Stars 1950s & 1960s, a smashing success!

One Place of the Shoals provides crisis care services to victims of domestic violence, adult rape and sexual assault, child sexual and physical abuse, and elder abuse. This ground-breaking collaborative family justice center provides a safe and comforting atmosphere with state-of-the-art facilities for victims and their children facing this most difficult part of their lives. For more information...
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"The Club" Had a Grand Time Floating Cypress Creek!

The Florence Senior Center is open! We are serving lunch Monday - Friday, offering exercise classes, hosting traveling opportunities, and so much more. Join the flock. For more information call 256-760-6420

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Check out the list of upcoming events...

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The City of Florence offers generous defined benefit plan (pension plan), BCBS insurance plan, employee & family health clinic, paid annual & sick leave, and so much more.

Apply Now: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/florenceal/


Firefighter EMT PS8

Salary $34,506.72 - $45,930.83 Annually

Location Fire Department Station #3 1301 North Wood Avenue Florence

Closing 8/31/2021 4:59 PM Central


Police Officer

Salary $34,506.72 - $45,930.83 Annually

Location Police Department 702 South Court Street Florence

Closing 8/31/2021 4:59 PM Central


Journeyman Lineman

    Electricity Department
      Full Time - $79,952.00 Annually
        Department: Electricity

        Closes in 1 week


        Laborer Recycling Part Time

        Recycle 1200 Terrace Street Florence

        Part Time - $10.75 Hourly

        Department: Recycling


        The City of Florence is committed to equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. The City encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

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        NEXT COUNCIL MEETING

        The Mayor and Council members will hold the next council meeting on

        Tuesday, August 17, 2021

        4:00 p.m. Work Session

        5:00 p.m. Council Meeting

        City Auditorium

        103 South Pine Street

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        • Send your information to rmansell@florenceal.org or call Rachel Koonce with questions at 256-760-6494.