Elmore County mayors plot goals for new year - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Elmore County mayors plot goals for new year

Mayor Jerry Willis is starting the year off with hope that the city will complete phase 2 of its downtown renovations. (Source: WSFA 12 News) Mayor Jerry Willis is starting the year off with hope that the city will complete phase 2 of its downtown renovations. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
WETUMPKA, AL (WSFA) -

Elmore County mayors talked Tuesday about their goals for 2018.

Wetumpka mayor Jerry Willis started it off with the hope the city will complete phase 2 of its downtown renovations. Phase 2 consists primarily of relocating utilities such as overhead wires. The project has run into a bit of a legal snag with Alabama Power and cable companies, according to mayor Willis, but he is confident it will work out.

Phase one of the project is finished and that dealt mainly with underground sewer lines and drainage. Wetumpka’s population is nearly 8,000.

Mayor Willis is in the middle of his second term.

Millbrook mayor Al Kelley also has warm thoughts about what's ahead in 2018, despite a frozen water wheel in front of city hall.

"We pay cash for pretty much everything we do. We've been lucky," said Kelley.

Millbrook's city hall is moving, just down the street into what used to be the Trust Mark Bank building across from Village Green. Kelley says it was just time.

"It was a bit bigger than what we have here, and we've outgrown these facilities. The remodeling on the project is about $140,000. We bought it for $650,000 and we'll be getting in by summertime," said Kelley.

At Cobbs Ford and I-65, a new four story hotel will soon call Millbrook home. Much like Millbrook, Wetumpka is also getting a new hotel. The Hampton Inn is a stone's throw from Wetumpka City Hall.

"The company that has it now is managing it. We hope in two or three months they'll have it open," said mayor Willis.

Both mayors say their respective city is in good shape financially moving forward into the new year. 

Mayors Jerry Willis and Al Kelley told WSFA 12 News they haven't made a decision whether they'll run again. The next election cycle for them is about three years away.

Copyright 2018 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved. 

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Trump fires off explosive threat to Iran's leader

    Trump fires off explosive threat to Iran's leader

    Monday, July 23 2018 12:35 AM EDT2018-07-23 04:35:01 GMT
    Monday, July 23 2018 5:15 AM EDT2018-07-23 09:15:44 GMT
    President Donald Trump is warning Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that he will face dire consequences for threatening the United States. (Source: @realDonaldTrump/Twitter/CNN)President Donald Trump is warning Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that he will face dire consequences for threatening the United States. (Source: @realDonaldTrump/Twitter/CNN)

    Trump has a history of firing off heated tweets that seem to quickly escalate long-standing disputes with leaders of nations at odds with the U.S.

    More >>

    Trump has a history of firing off heated tweets that seem to quickly escalate long-standing disputes with leaders of nations at odds with the U.S.

    More >>
  • SC dentist who gave millions cavities with 'In My Feelings' challenge shares thanks in latest post

    SC dentist who gave millions cavities with 'In My Feelings' challenge shares thanks in latest post

    Monday, July 23 2018 12:53 AM EDT2018-07-23 04:53:09 GMT
    A South Carolina dentist has officially won the Drake-inspired  "In My Feelings" challenge and the ladies of the internet are letting it be known that they must go to the dentist immediately. (Source: Constantine Dental/Facebook)A South Carolina dentist has officially won the Drake-inspired  "In My Feelings" challenge and the ladies of the internet are letting it be known that they must go to the dentist immediately. (Source: Constantine Dental/Facebook)
    A South Carolina dentist has officially won the Drake-inspired  "In My Feelings" challenge and the ladies of the internet are letting it be known that they must go to the dentist immediately. (Source: Constantine Dental/Facebook)A South Carolina dentist has officially won the Drake-inspired  "In My Feelings" challenge and the ladies of the internet are letting it be known that they must go to the dentist immediately. (Source: Constantine Dental/Facebook)

    A South Carolina dentist has officially won the Drake-inspired  "In My Feelings" challenge and the ladies of the internet are letting it be known that they must go to the dentist immediately.  

    More >>

    A South Carolina dentist has officially won the Drake-inspired  "In My Feelings" challenge and the ladies of the internet are letting it be known that they must go to the dentist immediately.  

    More >>
  • NewsMore>>

  • Trump fires off explosive threat to Iran's leader

    Trump fires off explosive threat to Iran's leader

    Monday, July 23 2018 12:35 AM EDT2018-07-23 04:35:01 GMT
    Monday, July 23 2018 5:15 AM EDT2018-07-23 09:15:44 GMT
    President Donald Trump is warning Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that he will face dire consequences for threatening the United States. (Source: @realDonaldTrump/Twitter/CNN)President Donald Trump is warning Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that he will face dire consequences for threatening the United States. (Source: @realDonaldTrump/Twitter/CNN)

    Trump has a history of firing off heated tweets that seem to quickly escalate long-standing disputes with leaders of nations at odds with the U.S.

    More >>

    Trump has a history of firing off heated tweets that seem to quickly escalate long-standing disputes with leaders of nations at odds with the U.S.

    More >>
  • 1 killed, 14 shot along busy Toronto street; shooter dead

    1 killed, 14 shot along busy Toronto street; shooter dead

    Sunday, July 22 2018 11:44 PM EDT2018-07-23 03:44:54 GMT
    Monday, July 23 2018 4:46 AM EDT2018-07-23 08:46:54 GMT

    Police have not yet released information on the suspect or a possible motive.

    More >>

    Police have not yet released information on the suspect or a possible motive.

    More >>
  • Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year

    Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year

    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-07-21 22:13:06 GMT
    Monday, July 23 2018 4:16 AM EDT2018-07-23 08:16:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People view a row of idled duck boats in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Branson, Mo. One of the company's duck boats capsized Thursday night resulting in several deaths on Table Rock Lake.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People view a row of idled duck boats in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Branson, Mo. One of the company's duck boats capsized Thursday night resulting in several deaths on Table Rock Lake.

    Since 1999, duck boats have been linked to the deaths of more than 40 people, with a troubled safety record on the road and water alike.

    More >>

    Since 1999, duck boats have been linked to the deaths of more than 40 people, with a troubled safety record on the road and water alike.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly