By Amalia Kortright, For The Tribune
TRUSSVILLE — The most recent Trussville City Council meeting took place on Tuesday, June 28. The city council reported that programs at the local library have currently proven to be successful, signage was approved for several Trussville businesses and the city’s annual Freedom Celebration will be held on Monday, July 4.
According to City Councilman Buddy Choat, the Trussville Public Library’s circulation is currently at 33,151 since May. There have been a total of 20,596 visits to the library, 933 children signed up for the summer reading program and 60 adults collected reading logs to participate in summer reading as well. More than
a dozen teenagers have volunteered to help with the summer reading program, and the library also has 98 new members.
However, Choat also reported that library director Emily Tish is currently out due to heart problems.
“I want us to keep [Tish] in our prayers as she goes through this,” Choat said.
Council President Anthony Montalto said the signs for new businesses Edible Arrangements and Knight Springs Dialysis have both been approved. Signage has also been approved for State Farm, Express Oil & Tire Change Engineers and Comfort Care. Approval for signage at the Circle K on Main Street has been put on hold for aesthetic reasons.
“BP is taking it over, and they’ve got green signs. The current building has red signage,” Montalto said. “We want to work on that a little bit, instead of [the signs] looking like a Christmas tree.”
City Councilman Alan Taylor announced that the city of Trussville will hold their annual Freedom Celebration this Independence Day. The event will feature live music, activities for children and food vendors. The Freedom Celebration will conclude with a fireworks display at 9 p.m.