Trussville council approves bid for Green Drive repairs
By Scott Buttram
The Trussville City Council voted Tuesday night to award the bid for repairs on Green Drive. The road has been closed since last May when storm water washed away soil beneath the road next the the culverts. The bid was awarded to Bob Smith Construction for $379,000. Construction is expected to begin within two weeks.
“We had several very competitive bids,” Councilman Buddy Choat said. “We were expecting this bid to come in at around half a million dollars.”
The council also awarded a bid to Advanced Disposal for trash collection that includes weekly recycling pick up.
“We had a problem holding Waste Management accountable with the old contract,” Mayor Gene Melton said. “I think this new contract resolves that.”
Melton said the trucks will be equipped with GPS and cameras to verify service to residents. There will not be any charge to residents for garbage or recycling pick up, continuing the city policy of free service. The new contract begins December 1.
A public hearing was held for two zoning changes. The first involved rezoning phase four of the Stockton subdivision from R2 residential to Q-R-G, which would be qualified garden homes, The second hearing was to consider rezoning 4604 Deerfoot Parkway from R2 residential to C2 commercial zoning.
Melton said the stadium, the bridge over Husky Parkway, and the Green Drive projects are all moving forward. An additional monitoring station was approved to keep check on any potential erosion into the Cahaba River during construction. Beth Stewart, executive director of the Cahaba River Society said Tuesday that her organization had been working with Rick Nail in regard to the engineering for the bridge.
In other council news, an alcohol license request for Log Cabin on Gadsden Highway was carried over until the next meeting. The council also passed resolutions recognizing Andrew Patterson for winning the gold medal in the Deaf Olympics and for Turn Trussville Gold.