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Springville City Council approves funding match for dog park

By Tommi O. Peters For The Tribune [caption id="attachment_63319" align="alignnone" width="300"] Springville City Hall is located at 160 Walker Drive[/caption] SPRINGVILLE – Seventh grader Isaac Puckett made his second appearance before the council to present updated estimates for his Eagle candidate project with Boy Scout Troop 124. Mayor William Isley and city council members unanimously approved a 50 per ...

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Plans for freestanding Dollar General in Trussville presented to DRC

By Tommi O. Peters For the Tribune TRUSSVILLE — Dollar General representative Melissa Ballard presented plans to the Design Review Committee for the chain’s freestanding location to be built in the 400 block of Main Street. Ballard sought recommendation from the group based upon the color variations for both brick and stone treatment. Given the prominent location of upon entering downtown Trussville, the DR ...

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Springville Parks & Recreation increases opportunities for healthy living

By Tommi O. Peters For The Tribune SPRINGVILLE – Recently hired Parks & Recreation Administrator Ashley Lyons is focused on improving physical and mental health for citizens of all ages and skill levels. “The easiest way to help people become healthier is to provide a space to be active and have fun,” Lyons said. Lyons also noted that the younger people are when starting an active lifestyle, the more li ...

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Blessing Box from FUMC youth provides 24/7 access to those in need

By Tommi O. Peters For The Tribune TRUSSVILLE — First United Methodist’s student ministry recently completed the latest installment of their Feed the Hungry initiative. Bearing the moniker of Blessing Box, the freestanding structure on Linden Street is unlocked 24/7 to offer canned goods and winter accessories to anyone in need. “We were brainstorming at church one night, basically about how we could help m ...

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Dog park proposal presented to Springville City Council

By Tommi O. Peters For The Tribune SPRINGVILLE – Alabama Scout Troop #124 member Isaac Puckett presented the Springville City Council with a proposal to turn unused city property into a multi-functional dog park. If allowed, the project will serve as Puckett’s required project to promote to the rank of Eagle Scout. Mayor William Isley Jr. notified council members and public that he will regrettably not be i ...

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Design Review Committee approves Cahaba Project home design, McDonald’s remodel and play dome removal

By Tommi O. Peters For The Tribune After leveling the Cahaba Project home he’d purchased with his wife within the 100 block of Meadow Lane, Joel Nix received quite a bit of negative feedback. “My wife and I both grew up driving through the projects every day,” Nix said. “We love this city. And we aren’t architects, but the house we had chosen to build on the lot was our dream home. It looked, through our ey ...

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Springville City Council approves Fire Department Incentive Program, declares Dec. 31 as holiday for city employees

By Tommi O. Peters For the Tribune SPRINGVILLE – Fire Chief Richard Harvey received approval from the Springville City Council on Monday, Nov. 19, for a two-tier incentive plan intended to entice more qualified applicants to the department. The plan allows for a $3K - $5K signing bonus for new hires, contingent upon the individual’s license and certification status. Additionally, a maximum of two existing e ...

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Springville City Council welcomes Gunter Oil Inc.; approves bid for paving throughout town

by Tommi O. Peters For the Tribune SPRINGVILLE – With potential severe weather on the way, Fire Chief Richard Harvey took the opportunity to note that city shelters would be open for the evening, as is standard protocol. He reiterated, “Anytime we have a tornado watch, the shelters will be open. We don’t wait for a warning to open them.” Preceded by a Work Session and Public Hearings, council members moved ...

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Phase III of Faith Community Fellowship well underway; plans include public coffee shop

By Tommi O. Peters For the Tribune TRUSSVILLE - Before planting Faith Community Fellowship church in January of 2006, Lead Pastor Steve McCarty lived as a missionary with his family, often traveling throughout the country to raise financial backing. He leaned heavily on that experience when prioritizing the design needs for construction of FCF’s Trussville location. “I’ve seen every church size and shape ac ...

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Springville among growing number of communities to offer pickleball

By Tommi O. Peters For The Tribune SPRINGVILLE - Two men attempting to remedy summertime boredom for their families went about the business of erecting a badminton set. Undeterred when they couldn’t locate all necessary play equipment, they instead employed ping pong paddles and a wiffle ball. After dropping the net height and slightly modifying badminton rules, the families’ malady was cured. Over 50 years ...

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