By Bethany Adams, The Trussville Tribune
Clay — During Monday’s Clay City Council meeting, councilors discussed the recent road work around the city. The council voted unanimously to approve the paving of Markham Drive, Charles Drive and Misty Lane, and it was announced that Massey Asphalt Paving Inc will begin paving Green Acre Circle on Tuesday, May 3. City Manager Ronnie Dixon also stated that the city will be cleaning and/or replacing the street signs within Cosby Lake Estates sometime within the next 30 days.
In light of a number of recent deaths at the Clay Senior Activity Center, Councilor Becky Johnson requested prayer and had a message for those at the center. “We are praying for y’all at the senior center and thinking about you,” she said.
Councilor Bo Johnson gave an update on the progress of a number of new businesses within the area, including an Autozone, which will bring the city to near-capacity in terms of retail locations. The Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Curls and Pearls, a new hair salon, on May 13 at 10 a.m., and the grand opening will be held on May 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Also discussed were a number of upcoming community events, including the Mayor’s prayer breakfast, which will be held on May 6 at the Grayson Valley Country Club. The event is expected to run from 7:30 to 9 a.m., and the cost is $10 per person. Other events discussed included movie nights at the Clay City Park, which will be on June 17 and July 15 at sundown, and the second community gardening event at the Clay Public Library on Saturday, May 7.
The council unanimously approved and Mayor Webster signed a contract allowing Cork Hill and Co. to provide audits for Clay for the next three fiscal years. Before the meeting was adjourned, it was announced that the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on Thursday, May 13 has been moved to 5 p.m. The next Clay City Council meeting will be held the same night at 6:30.