The new online driving school that the Courtland council approved to start is “going well” the council said. The online driving school began last month and so far have had around 20 participants in the online course. 

All the proceeds from the course will go towards new police vehicles for the police department in Courtland. 

The Courtland Council met Monday night for their monthly meeting. It was their first meeting since December after not meeting in January. 

With election season upon us, the Council is already gearing up for it. They voted Monday night to set new salaries for the newly-elected Mayor and Council members when that time arrives. The Mayor will make $300 a month while the council members will make $75. The pay will be contingent on those appointed attending the monthly meetings. The Council also had to vote to suspend the ordinance that says that the above resolution must be discussed in the prior month’s meeting. The Council did not meet in January. 

In other business, the Council voted to rent out the clubhouse at the golf course for two days in June for the annual meeting of the Soul Survivors motorcycle club. 

They also voted to waive the abatement for Lockheed in Courtland meaning the aerospace defense company which has a base in Courtland will have to start paying the 1% tax. 

Finally, the Council voted to purchase an ad in the 2020 Pride edition of The Moulton Advertiser. Pride is annual special section released each year that highlights Lawrence County. 

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