By Dale Jones
During the regular Trussville City Council meeting on March 8, elected officials passed a resolution making a budget adjustment that will move $50,000 from general fund contingency reserve to the Redevelopment Authority.
The annual budget serves as a tool for funding various departments and activities throughout the year. Sometimes, however, adjustments have to be made.
“Circumstances present themselves from time to time call on the contingency reserve,” explained councilman Perry Cook. “This resolution is to move $50,000 from that reserve to the Trussville Redevelopment Authority for use on the things that they are doing.”
The resolution passed unanimously.
Multi-hazard mitigation plan
Recently, the City of Trussville has participated in the development of a multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan known as the 2014 Jefferson County Multi-hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan works in accordance with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. Council voted unanimously on a resolution to adopt the hazard mitigation plan.
According to councilman Brian Plant, the plan identifies mitigation goals and actions to reduce or eliminate long-term risks to people and property in the City of Trussville from impacts of any future hazards or disasters.
“The purpose of us passing this resolution is, if we failed to do it and we were impacted by disaster, we would not qualify under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA),” said Plant.
With Spring in the air and new leaves and flowers blooming, the Street and Sanitation department reminded everyone that the deadline for the leaf vacuum truck to pick up leaves will be April 1.
“The trucks will be inactive after April 1 except for maybe an inclimate weather situation where they would have to come back out and be used,” said Cook. “Everybody should get out in this nice pretty weather and get that taken care of before the deadline.”