By Lee Weyhrich
PINSON — Trash, apparently, is attractive.
Once again, Pinson’s new trash collection service is drawing in new residents. Sixteen new properties were annexed into the city at Thursday’s Pinson City Council meeting. The bulk of those were attributed to the new service.
“Yes, most of these are because of the garbage service, and we’ve still got more to come,” Councilman John Churchwell said.
Residents adjacent to the newly annexed properties will receive forms so they, too, can become a part of the city, should they choose.
At the city council’s first April meeting, 19 properties were annexed.
Though the bulk of responses have been complimentary, Councilman Joe Cochran said some people, especially in more rural areas, were still having issues. Anyone having problems with their service is encouraged to contact Advanced Disposal or Pinson City Hall.
Councilwoman Joy McCain announced that more than 5,000 people from at least five states attended the April 11 bicentennial celebration. Final, official numbers have not been tallied.
Pinson’s Movies in May will begin May 1. The movie will be “Big Hero 6.” On May 8, the movie will be “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and on May 15 “The Lego Movie” will be shown. All movies are at the Rock School Center.
Cochran also announced that the Pinson Education Foundation has closed nominations for this year’s awards. Nominees include eight teachers, three support staff and six students. The foundation has raised close to $7,000 this year. The awards banquet will be May 4.