Turn and Test for Daylight Saving Time

Turn and Test for Daylight Saving Time

Turn and Test for Daylight Saving Time

When setting your clock ahead one hour on Sunday, March 12, make sure your smoke alarms are working, and check that the batteries have plenty of charge. It is also a great time to check the expiration dates of your emergency supplies. A smoke alarm with a dead or missing battery is the same as having no smoke alarm at all. Take care of your smoke alarms according to the manufacturer instructions, and follow these tips from the U.S. Fire Administration:

Smoke alarm powered by a nine-volt battery – Test the alarm monthly. Replace the batteries at least once every year.

Family Escapes Flaming Home

A Sullivan Road family fled their burning home some time shortly after 7:00 p.m. last night, Friday, March 3, 2017. Chief Kevin Brooks of Semmes Fire Rescue stated that upon arrival, fire fighters found the home’s occupants safely outside the home which sustained heavy fire damage. Semmes Fire Rescue had the flames beat down within 4 minutes and no calls were made for assistance. The state fire marshal was called in to investigate the cause of the fire.

Howard Smith, Council Member & Mayor Pro Tempore howardsmith@cityofsemmes.org 251-605-0665 Place 2

That is Good News!

The County Commission will not renew the Semmes Branch Library lease as is? That is Good News! Notice the Commissioner’s words: “as-is.”

They are doing the right thing. The CVS lease option should not be picked up “as-is.”

The lease option raises the price to around 130% of what it should be, according to real estate experts we have consulted. It must be rejected before negotiations can begin on a new and better lease.

Another Semmes Political Puzzle

Another Semmes Political Puzzle

The City Of Semmes seems to have considerably more than its fair share of political puzzles to solve. Case in point is the surprise request by Mobile County Commissioner Connie Hudson asking Mayor David Baker of Semmes to rescue her, since she indicated she could not provide support for the Semmes Library. The word obtained by Talk Of Semmes from informed sources is that Semmes City Hall went into intense behind-the-scenes efforts to obtain expert counsel about the library situation. With that information in hand, and upon legal advice, Mayor Baker addressed the Mobile County Commissioners with a written communication. Mayor Baker’s reply is published below in its entirety – please read the response for yourself and see if you agree that the mayor has made an attempt to explain to Commissioner Hudson where the responsibility for survival of the library lies.