By Megan Miller, Editor
PINSON – During the most recent Pinson City Council meeting, the council voted to purchase two new vehicles for use by the Turkey Creek Nature Preserve, and by the parks and recreation department.
The truck previously being used was a 1999 Dodge, and Mayor Hoyt Sanders was advised that because of the extensive brake work that needed to be done and because of its age, that the truck should be declared surplus, rather than being fixed.
The city is purchasing trucks on a bid list offered by the state of Alabama, because they’re already approved vehicles at desirable prices.
“I think we can make a strong argument that we need these vehicles,” Councilman Robbie Robertson said. “We need one vehicle for mowing because we’ve shang-highed the parks and rec vehicle, and at Turkey Creek, without that truck, Charles can’t operate.”
Sanders said they’d firs take bids on the truck to get rid of it, and if no bids come in, they would pursue a live auction instead.
“It’s a beauty,” Councilman Joe Cochran joked.
The council also unanimously passed a motion to add concrete stairs at the PSYC Complex, from the upper parking lot to the field.
“As anyone’s aware that’s been to the park over the years, we’ve had an issue with parents trying to establish some kind of stair system there,” Councilwoman Dawn Tanner said. “We’ve had railroad ties that have washed out, and we need to make this move now because we have a high school home school football team out of Blount County that uses that as their field. It will look better and be safer.”
Sanders said it would be a double staircase with a shared handrail down the center.
“This is a lot cheaper than one lawsuit,” Councilman John Churchwell said.
The council also discussed upcoming Friday night events in the city. A movie for teens will be shown on July 29th at 7 p.m. and local singers will be putting on a concert at 7 p.m. on July 30th.
Either Woodlawn or God’s Not Dead will be the movies shown. Cochran said the city would work on putting up flyers that features the movie and music, so that the city is well–informed of upcoming events.