Summer looking brighter and safer in Pinson
By Lee Weyhrich
Pinson City Council unanimously accepted a proposal to offer free summer concerts this season.
Councilwoman Joy McCain made the motion to schedule two or three bands to play at the new park this coming summer. The total cost to the city would be no more than $5,000 and there would be no cost to those attending.
Council members have also been working to expand public safety programs. They have established a pilot program regarding public safety on county-owned roads within the city.
City leaders voted to enter into a contract with Jefferson County to install street signs and traffic control devices in Innsbrooke subdivision. The county still owns the roads, but the city will own and maintain the traffic control items. At any time, the city can propose installing additional items, and the county can ask for the removal of items. The agreement can be terminated by either the city or the county with a 60-day notice.
If the program proves successful in controlling traffic in the neighborhood, it may be expanded to other areas where speeding has become a problem.