PINSON — The Pinson City Council met on Thursday September 20. The meeting was called to order and the invocation was led by Mayor Hoyt Sanders. After the invocation Council Person Shannon Galamore led the room in the pledge of allegiance. Once concluded a roll call was performed so that it could be established that a quorum was present.
The council was addressed by Garland Wayne Odell who is the president of Fleet Reserve Association #112. Odell explained an upcoming event called Wreaths Across America. This event will take place in December at Trussville Gardens. Its purpose will be those that gave the ultimate sacrifice in service of their country.
Other information presented to the council, by Mayor Sanders, was a reminder that October 5, 6 is going to be the Butterbean Festival and that a marching band festival will be held later on in the fall.
City Attorney Shane Black presented more information to the council about different models that could be accepted for a Parks and Recreation committee. He specifically outlined the specifics of the advisory board model. This model would make recommendations and comments on proposals but would not have any power or authority.
Black also discussed the cities options for removing debris and trash on properties, especially in cases in which the owner could not be contacted and compelled to clean their property of nuisances and public dangers. The proposed ordinance would allow the city to abate the nuisance by, after allowing the owner their due process by presenting them with an opportunity to address the council, removing the debris on its own and then billing the property owner.
Black’s comments were just a first hearing on the issue, the council will hear more about the issue at a later time.