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  1. 1

    Byron Seahorn

    I will not set one foot in centerpoint.

  2. 2

    Philip Sharpe

    They would be better served by lowering their sales tax. Not like you need it, but it’s just more incentive not to shop there.

  3. 3

    Christina Parker Miller

    Did I just read that they are spending ANOTHER $10,000 on the Patterson house, they approved the 25% raise for city employees and they want to discuss an increase to sales tax of 2 cents (to include citizen trash pickup, parks and make existing businesses attractive—how do you make a pawnshop or title loan attractive?)???? How is any of this going to protect the citizens of CP?? How do you spend a million tax dollars on a house and not have working security cameras when a washer and dryer is stolen? What is being washed and dried at the Patterson House??? Who the heck is running this circus????? Was there any discussion of the robberies this week, the wrecks this week or the perverted man dressed as a woman trying to lure a teen to his car for sex?? Any of this mentioned?

  4. 4

    Jeanne Anne Driver Mauck

    Arent you getting enough money from your traffic camera revenue? That decision has already driven people away from your city, and increasing sales taxes will too.

  5. 5

    James S Vining

    You pay us more taxes and we will pick up your garbage!!! LOL
    THE CROOKS ARE RUNNING RAMPANT IN CITY HALL

  6. 7

    Kevin Small

    The Citizens of Centerpoint: This can’t get any worse.
    The Potential Customers of Centerpoint: I could not want to come to CP any less.
    Mayor Tom: Hold my beer.

  7. 8

    Kevin Small

    People are getting shot. Burglaries are in the double digits weekly. And these jokers are in Las Vegas at a conference? Seriously.
    How out of touch is your leadership, Centerpoint citizens.

  8. 9

    James S Vining

    They are so far out of touch with reality that they may never recover

  9. 10

    James S Vining

    They are so far out of touch with reality that they may never recover

  10. 11

    Kevin Small

    It’s really a shame there is not a local paper for Centerpoint. This is so worse that what papers often chase in other cities.

  11. 12

    Kevin Small

    It’s really a shame there is not a local paper for Centerpoint. This is so worse that what papers often chase in other cities.

  12. 13

    Rita Wall Wilson

    They have worked on that house for over 7 years! Why isn’t it open for events and weddings as planned??

  13. 14

    Rita Wall Wilson

    They have worked on that house for over 7 years! Why isn’t it open for events and weddings as planned??

  14. 15

    Christina Parker Miller

    Their citizens have been asking for a police dept. The Mayor says they cant afford it. In hopes of shutting the citizens up, he adds 2 eye in the sky cams to CP and two additional dedicated Jeff Co officers to CP (totaling 4 deputies for all of CP I believe). After saying CP cant afford police, he forces a 5 mill tax on them (which is purposed to give city employees a 25% raise) & wants to add a 2 cent sales tax increase to add parks and pay for trash pick up that decent citizens are already paying for.

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    Christina Parker Miller

    Their citizens have been asking for a police dept. The Mayor says they cant afford it. In hopes of shutting the citizens up, he adds 2 eye in the sky cams to CP and two additional dedicated Jeff Co officers to CP (totaling 4 deputies for all of CP I believe). After saying CP cant afford police, he forces a 5 mill tax on them (which is purposed to give city employees a 25% raise) & wants to add a 2 cent sales tax increase to add parks and pay for trash pick up that decent citizens are already paying for.

  16. 17

    James S Vining

    I really wished CP had better leadership, it could be a great place again…
    the council nor the mayor need a raise… they need to better the city for the people THEY WORK FOR

  17. 18

    James S Vining

    I really wished CP had better leadership, it could be a great place again…
    the council nor the mayor need a raise… they need to better the city for the people THEY WORK FOR

  18. 19

    Christina Parker Miller

    Now to be fair….the raise is said to be for all city employees excluding mayor and council. However I still think a raise for anyone in a failing city is rubbish.

  19. 20

    Christina Parker Miller

    Now to be fair….the raise is said to be for all city employees excluding mayor and council. However I still think a raise for anyone in a failing city is rubbish.

  20. 21

    Christina Parker Miller

    I wonder if in between their voting for a 5 mill tax and discussing an additional 2 cent sales tax…..if they discussed what happened yesterday morning at the apartments at all 😏

  21. 22

    Christina Parker Miller

    I wonder if in between their voting for a 5 mill tax and discussing an additional 2 cent sales tax…..if they discussed what happened yesterday morning at the apartments at all 😏

  22. 23

    James S Vining

    Christina Parker Miller probably not on their agenda

  23. 24

    James S Vining

    Christina Parker Miller probably not on their agenda

  24. 26

    Christina Parker Miller

    But for the small cost of an extra 2 cents on the dollar & possibly your life, you can run and spend your hard earned money in the great city of CP 🙂

  25. 27

    Christina Parker Miller

    But for the small cost of an extra 2 cents on the dollar & possibly your life, you can run and spend your hard earned money in the great city of CP 🙂

  26. 28

    The Trussville Tribune

    Kevin Small The Trussville Tribue attends and reports on every city council meeting in Center Point.

  27. 29

    The Trussville Tribune

    Kevin Small The Trussville Tribue attends and reports on every city council meeting in Center Point.

  28. 30

    James S Vining

    He means reporting on all the crime while the city leaders are in Vegas on the tax payers dime, and doing little to nothing about the crime.

  29. 31

    James S Vining

    He means reporting on all the crime while the city leaders are in Vegas on the tax payers dime, and doing little to nothing about the crime.

  30. 34

    Kevin Small

    I appreciate that and meant no disrespect. I think there needs to be some serious light shown on this city and it is being run into the ground. I was thinking the old 6 on your side type investigative reporting.

  31. 35

    Kevin Small

    I appreciate that and meant no disrespect. I think there needs to be some serious light shown on this city and it is being run into the ground. I was thinking the old 6 on your side type investigative reporting.

  32. 36

    Kevin Small

    And what James said.

  33. 37

    Kevin Small

    And what James said.

  34. 38

    The Trussville Tribune

    If you’re aware of anything we need to report, please let us know.

  35. 39

    The Trussville Tribune

    If you’re aware of anything we need to report, please let us know.

  36. 40

    JamesPeggy Crawford

    Never regretted leaving Center Point.

  37. 41

    Kevin Small

    I would like to see an investigative piece on why Pinson and Clay did not go the RedFlex route and why the sheriff refused to allow his employees to be used as part of the RedFlex project, yet Centerpoint continued down that path. Also, I would love to know the economic impact to businesses versus the revenue these cameras generate.
    I would also love to know how the city gets away with charging for due process with the cameras.
    I would also love to know how much RedFlex has gotten paid.

  38. 42

    Kevin Small

    I would like to see an investigative piece on why Pinson and Clay did not go the RedFlex route and why the sheriff refused to allow his employees to be used as part of the RedFlex project, yet Centerpoint continued down that path. Also, I would love to know the economic impact to businesses versus the revenue these cameras generate.
    I would also love to know how the city gets away with charging for due process with the cameras.
    I would also love to know how much RedFlex has gotten paid.

  39. 43

    Kevin Small

    I would also love to know how much this Las Vegas trip cost and who went on the city’s dime.

  40. 44

    Kevin Small

    I would also love to know how much this Las Vegas trip cost and who went on the city’s dime.

  41. 45

    The Trussville Tribune

    Mr. Small, the traffic camera situation in Center Point and why the city chose to go that route has been reported extensively over a number of years. That includes the sheriff’s decision not to allow deputies to review tape. This was reported over 2 years ago.

    The use of the cameras was suspended for a period of time after a court ruling regarding due process. The state law enabling the return to the use of the cameras was sponsored by Rep. Arthur Payne. It was the final legislative act by Payne before he retired from the state house. All of the above has been duly reported.

    Every city in The Tribune coverage area is different and faces unique challenges and needs. Decisions by one community are often different than decisions by another community.

    As for the Las Vegas trip ICSC RECon conference, given the available retail space in Center Point, it seems to be money well spent. Former Pinson councilman Joe Cochran attended the same conference several years ago and reported that he was able to make valuable contacts on the city’s behalf.

  42. 46

    Dennis Sherrod

    They need to address the massive increase in all major crimes in Center Point. Blame can not be placed on the Deputies. They are overworked and their calls for service are extreme. Everytime a major call for service is put out, extra deputies are also called to respond which is necessary. That leave a lot more of the city uncovered during these times. A lack of police presence is an invitation for more crime. Instead of the “powers to be” in the city keep saying all is well and we are looking at the problem, they need to quit looking and start acting. Quit hiding and ignoring the obvious and quit being only reactive. It is time to be proactive in fighting this every increasing crime.

  43. 47

    Bob Hood

    Sounds like democrats. Kenneth Mcintyre

  44. 48

    Kenneth Mcintyre

    The Trussville Tribune , just what business do you really think will come to center point, Another used tire store ? These buildings have been vacant for years. If you think there is going to be some major business come to center point out of them going to Vegas, you are as delusional as they are. A good many residents have stopped shopping here already. Just look at the ones that have responded here that don’t even come to center point.

  45. 49

    Laurie Pryor Brockman

    I, thankfully, don’t live in Center Point. (Used to). But would anyone know, seriously, if the crime has increased since CP began its own city. I realized county deputies still patrol, but has it gotten worse, or was it going down anyway ? We’ve been gone over 20 years now

  46. 50

    Annette Stansell

    Copied; September 10, 2016 Scott Buttram
    I’m sorry to hear that, Annette. I thought you did a great job with the group. I wanted you to know that The Trussville Tribune began formally covering Center Point last week Your activism, along with the members of your group, were a factor in the decision to invest in the coverage of the city. I wish you the very best!

  47. 51

    Leigh Robertson Clements

    I don’t even go through Center Point because all the crime you hear about. I will go way out of my way not to go there.

  48. 52

    Donna Israel McCay

    I used to love shopping at Importers Warehouse, the Center Point Health Foods store, the bread store, TCBY, Delchamps, Louise’s Petals and Pan. I used the bank when one was located where the old Exchange Security Bank use to be. Both me and my daughter took dance at Beverly’s when they were in Center Point and my kids saw the orthodontist that use to be across from the Rock School. Occasionally, I will still use the post office simply because the mail pick-up is sooner than surrounding areas, otherwise..no reason to go to Center Point anymore.

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