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Business briefs: Rotary district governor speaks

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- Last week’s speaker for the Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club was Rotary District 6860 Governor Jerry Shepherd. This district has 53 club and 3,600 Rotarians. Rotary’s theme this year, “Light Up Rotary,” is inspired by Confucius, “Better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.”  Rotary International has supported the eradication of polio to the tune of about $170 milli ...

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P&Z recommends PUD amendment to council

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Planning and Zoning Board on Monday recommended an amendment to the city’s planned unit development ordinance to the Trussville City Council. There are a few changes from the original draft. The recommended draft calls for a minimum size of two acres for a downtown planned unit development and a minimum of four acres for a PUD within the transitional district.  The ...

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Trussville amends tax abatement for System Controls

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council last week approved a resolution amendment to the tax abatement for System Controls and Reed Hene Properties in the Trussville Industrial Park. The city originally approved of System Controls’ and Reed Hene Properties’ original application to local granting authority for the abatement of taxes Dec. 5, 2012. In January, the companies amended the applicat ...

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Trussville P&Z to consider joining tracts for future Deerfoot funeral home

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Planning and Zoning Board at its Monday, Aug. 11 meeting will consider recommending two tracts of land be joined for a future funeral home. A July 15 City of Trussville notice states that the meeting will be at 6 p.m. at Trussville City Hall. The notice states that Deerfoot Memorial wishes to join two tracts of land on Deerfoot Parkway together. The property that w ...

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Business briefs: Coupling solutions company comes to Trussville

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Fontaine Fifth Wheel Group has expanded to include Fontaine Coupling Solutions, a new company dedicated to the terminal tractor (yard truck) market. Terry Mennen, who has served as a vice president for Fontaine Fifth Wheel since 2007, has been named president of the new operating company, which is based in Trussville. Other Fontaine veterans on the management team include Rob ...

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Trussville Chamber hires event coordinator

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce last week announced that Bobbie Roper is its new event coordinator. Roper’s previous experience includes roles as benefits coordinator and analyst for large corporations such as HealthSouth and Bruno's, and also as an office manager for smaller firms. [caption id="attachment_14792" align="alignleft" width="300"] Bobbie Roperphoto by Di ...

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Trussville OKs moratorium on money brokers

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville City Council on Tuesday approved of imposing a moratorium on the licensing of money brokers in the city. The moratorium is for 180 days. The moratorium isn’t applied to prevent the renewal of an existing business license. Trussville City Council President Buddy Choat said a moratorium has been in place “for some time” and needed to be renewed. [caption id="attachme ...

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Gun range planned for Deerfoot Parkway

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- An indoor gun range and gun store is being planned for Deerfoot Parkway in Trussville. Sheepdog Firearms Inc. has developed a Facebook page, and on it the company states it is coming to the area in the spring of 2015, possibly as early as March. [caption id="attachment_14686" align="alignleft" width="300"] A rendering of what Sheepdog Firearms Inc. could look likephoto courtesy o ...

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Danny Garrett knocked on 3,500 doors during District 44 campaign

From staff reports TRUSSVILLE — New Alabama House District 44 Rep. Danny Garrett spoke to the Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday at the Trussville Civic Center. Garrett said he knocked on 3,500 doors during his campaign. The people he spoke with told him about their concerns. He summarized the top issues he sees for the area as Obamacare, the feeling that the country is on the wrong track, dist ...

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Trussville P&Z recommends funding to hire consultant to draft plan for mixed use development

By Gary Lloyd TRUSSVILLE -- The Trussville Planning and Zoning Board on Monday recommended that the Trussville City Council appropriate funding to hire a consultant to assist with the drafting of a plan for a possible mixed use development downtown. Officials from the Trussville City Council, Planning and Zoning Board, Downtown Redevelopment Authority and Design Review Committee last month heard from a grou ...

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