By David Knox
Streets, streetlights and stoplights were the main order of discussion at Tuesday night’s low-key, no-drama Trussville City Council meeting.
During the public comment portions of the meeting, a citizen brought to the council’s attention a pothole on Chalkville Road near Braden’s Furniture. Another resident spoke to the lack of a streetlight on Pine View Road that almost caused a serious problem when a tree fell on the road and wasn’t visible in the dark. Also discussed was that the road leading to the new Magnolia Elementary school is partly in the city of Birmingham and concern was raised about certain possible hazards on the road.
Mayor Gene Melton said he is in discussions with Birmingham Mayor William Bell’s office about the last issue; the other concerns were referred to the proper committees for examination.
Councilman Brian Plant said he’d also received some requests for traffic control devices in various areas – stop signs, speed cushions. Plant explained the procedure is for Police Chief Don Sivley to study the issue, present it to the Public Safety Committee and then come back to the council for a vote.
Councilman Perry Cook also had roads on his mind. Cook said the new sand spreader worked well in handling the recent snowy conditions. Cook also said there were three deer hit recently on U.S. 11. “It’s that time of year,” Cook said, urging motorists to be careful.
Reappointed Eddie Lee and Mike Rowe to the Board of Zoning Adjustments.
Awarded merit increase for Viridiana Herrera of the library.
Accepted the resignation of Bryan Causey, public works.
Appointed Sandra Turner, Stephen Moode, Mary Sue Landmon and Diane Dempsey to the Historical Board.
Proclaimed Relay for Life to be held at Spare Time Bowling Center as a city-wide event to raise funds and spur awareness of cancer, Friday, April 22, from 3 p.m.-midnight.
Approved RAM Environmental to replace fixtures and bulbs in the Athletic Center’s second gymnasium at a cost of $7,698 and supply replacement bulbs at the Tennis Facility for $1,740.