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Wintzell’s no longer pursuing former Costa’s building in Trussville

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Wintzell’s Oyster House may still be coming to Trussville, but it won’t be located at the former Costa’s Barbecue restaurant building at 5893 Trussville Crossings Blvd. “The location we were pursuing did not work out because of the high cost to remodel and to convert to our concept,” Wintzell’s Oyster House President Bob Donlon said in an email. Donlon said the restaurant is stil ...

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Business briefs: Wintzell’s expects winter opening in Trussville

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- Wintzell’s Oyster House now expects to open its Trussville location this winter, according to a post on the restaurant’s website. Wintzell’s will be located at 5893 Trussville Crossings Blvd., the former Costa’s Barbecue restaurant. The post on the website states to stay tuned for information on hiring and a grand opening. “We look forward to being a member of the Trussville comm ...

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Trussville begins budget discussion

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council began discussing its 2014-2015 fiscal year budget last week. The council heard from Trussville Public Library Director Emily Tish, Trussville Parks and Recreation Director David Vinson, Trussville Fire Chief Russell Ledbetter and Trussville Police Chief Don Sivley last Tuesday night. [caption id="attachment_11308" align="alignleft" width="300"] Trussvi ...

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Pinson to discuss trash collection contract

By Gary Lloyd PINSON -- The Pinson City Council at its next meeting will discuss the possibility of a citywide trash collection contract. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Pinson City Hall. At the last meeting, a first reading was given to a request for proposals for a new trash collection contract. Mayor Hoyt Sanders said there will be discussion about it at this week’s meetin ...

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Brenda Ladun to speak to Trussville Chamber

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that its September luncheon speaker will be ABC 33/40 news anchor Brenda Ladun. Ladun anchors the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. news on ABC 33/40. Her special “Matters of Faith” reports can be seen on the 10 p.m. news on Sundays and on Focus at 4 on Wednesdays. She has worked in Birmingham television for two decades and is a five-ti ...

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Trussville OKs amendment to PUD ordinance

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council on Thursday unanimously approved an amendment to the city’s planned unit development ordinance. The vote was delayed in August due to the addition of language in the ordinance. That was taken care of at last week’s meeting. The Trussville Planning and Zoning Board in July recommended the amendment to the council. The recommended draft called for a mini ...

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More than 100 tags renewed in first month at Clay City Hall

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- More than 100 car tags were sold at Clay City Hall in the first month of the operation, according to Clay City Manager Ronnie Dixon. Car tag sales and renewals began at Clay City Hall on Aug. 4, and the first day went “extremely well,” Clay Administrative Assistant Andrea Self said last month. Dixon said last week that there were no glitches in the software or complaints from citizens. ...

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Clay may not revisit property tax for 6-8 months

By Gary Lloyd CLAY -- The Clay City Council may not discuss the direction of its new five-millage property tax for another six to eight months, City Manager Ronnie Dixon said Tuesday. The property tax Tuesday was only discussed during a work session, not the regular meeting. Funds from the property tax, which won’t hit city coffers until 2016, could go toward a Clay school system or police department. [capt ...

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Trussville OKs capital projects bank account

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council last week voted to establish a capital projects bank account for the city. The account will be set up at Bryant Bank on Main Street in Trussville. Councilman Alan Taylor, the bank’s president, recused himself from the vote. The goal was to establish a bank account separate from the general fund operations account, the proceeds of which will be used for ...

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Weld: Birmingham inventor offers a solution for child deaths in hot cars

By Anita Debro, Weld for Birmingham Birmingham's Matthew Sheets, like many other parents, read the news in disbelief earlier this year as yet another child died while inside a hot car, seemingly left behind by a forgetful parent. The software designer has created a device to help prevent future tragedies. You can read the full story here.  [caption id="attachment_15881" align="alignleft" width="300"] Matthe ...

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