WALKER — Looking ahead to the ribbon-cutting marking the opening off its new City Hall, the mayor and council met for a final time on May 10 in the City Hall on Florida Boulevard, a facility with a history stretching back more than 60 years.
The ceremony was held May 14.
Following the meeting, Mayor Jimmy Watson escorted members of the council on a tour of the new City Hall on Aydell Street, just off South Range Road. City Court will also be conducted in the facility. The current City Hall will become the headquarters for the Walker Police Department.
At the brief meeting, the council heard a presentation from Emillie Zalfini, a representative of the National League of Cities Service Line Warranty Program that is offered by a group called HomeServer. Zalfini explained that her company offers policies that protect a homeowner’s water and sewer lines from the point of the meter or hookup provided by the city to the point where the utility enters the home. Additional policies are offered for protection of damaged pipes within the home.
The council will make a final decision of whether or not to endorse the program by resolution at its next meeting scheduled for June 14.
Zalfini said the city will not incur any expense if it endorses the program. Homeowners who choose to enroll in the program can do so directly with the company. She asked only that the council ultimately give its approval, through a resolution, for HomeServer to begin selling…