By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — The submission deadline for commemorating a veteran on the Veterans Memorial Monument in Trussville is Wednesday, April 29.
The city of Trussville in March announced that the i The Veterans Memorial Monument at Civitan Park
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Applications are available at Trussville City Hall or by calling 205-655-7478. Inscriptions cost $100.
The Trussville City Council last Tuesday authorized Mayor Gene Melton to hire Stone & Sons Electrical for $16,112 to move six flag poles from Heritage Hall to the Veterans Memorial Monument site. Melton said the Alabama Department of Transportation has to release the city to do any work at the monument site, since it’s a federal project.
Porter said if all the work is completed, the city is hoping to hold a dedication ceremony of the monument on Memorial Day, May 25. No official plans have been made.
The first phase of work includes finishing the parking lot and landscaping around the Veterans Memorial Monument on the Civitan Park side of the Cahaba River. This work was let for bid May 30, 2014, and Walker Patton Contracting was the low bidder, coming in with a bid of $388,248.22. Work on the phase began in August 2014. That project appears completed.
Part of Civitan Park is included in Phase 2 of the project, which includes the rest of the site, including linking the greenway from Civitan Park to the Trussville Sports Complex along the Cahaba River.
Trussville Mayor Gene Melton has said he’s trying to push the Alabama Department of Transportation for the Phase 2 plans so that the job can be let for bid near the end of spring or beginning of summer.
The Civitan Park greenway project was divided into two jobs in November 2013.
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