Flomaton seeking AG opinion on cemetery

Can town use tax funds for legal fees over trust fund?

The Flomaton Town Council voted Monday afternoon to ask the Alabama attorney general’s office for an opinion to see if the town can spend municipal funds to provide the mayor and the town of Flomaton legal representation in a quest to resolve the funds accumulated to maintain the Flomaton Cemetery.

In 1960 the cemetery property was transferred to a board of trustees that included the mayor, the postmaster and the president of Escambia County Bank. The town does not own the property.

Because there is no ‘president of Escambia County Bank’ since the sale to Ameri-First, the mayor, in his capacit...