By Lee Weyhrich
The Pinson City Council last week annexed 200 acres, connecting Pinson to the Woodhaven Lakes neighborhood.
According to Mayor Hoyt Sanders and Councilman John Churchwell, notices have already been sent to residents of Woodhaven Lakes, and several residents have expressed interest in becoming part of the city of Pinson.
“I believe this is our third-largest annexation, by landmass, since becoming a city,” Sanders said.
According to the Woodhaven Lakes Property Owners Association website, the neighborhood includes a three-level clubhouse, large staffed community swimming pool, two tennis courts, basketball court, volleyball court, and several playgrounds containing outdoor pavilions, firepits and grills.
The city council has also been doing repairs on some of the other areas recently annexed. The council paid more than $50,000 for paving projects in Brook Crest, as well as Mountain Street and Marsh Street. These roads had become badly neglected. Materials were bought through the Purchasing Association of Central Alabama
Sanders said the city’s membership in PACA has already been worth $10,000 in savings. PACA allows members to purchase materials as part of a regional cooperative, substantially lowering the price of materials.