By Shaun Szkolnik, for The Tribune
Pinson — The council considered a resolution recognizing the Pinson Valley High School basketball team. Mayor Hoyt Sanders read part of the resolution to the council.
“…Commending young people while they learn the skills of teamwork and cooperation,” said Sanders. “Focusing in on the record season, surpassing all seasons, concluding with a 6A state championship.”
The resolution was passed unanimously by the council.
Councilor Joy McCain spoke to the council about the basketball championship parade, to honor Pinson Valley High School being the state 6A basketball champions, and city fest. The parade will be Saturday at 10 a.m. and will begin at Winn-Dixie. The city fest will happen on April 27. It will be the 15th city fest to be celebrated in Pinson. City fest will feature rides, free cupcakes, food trucks and shaved ice.
Rudd Middle School has been working on an awards-based trip to the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville but is short $1,600 needed to complete the funding. The council agreed, by a unanimous vote, to cover the difference.
The council will hold a work session on the next Thursday to discuss issues including health benefits for city employees.
A public hearing was opened to hear comments on plans to pursue an abatement allowing the demolition of homes at 4794 Bud Homes Road and 5438 Southfield. No one spoke to the council about the issue.
The two vacant homes suffered serious fire damage at the beginning of the year. Two motions were passed authorizing the mayor, city attorney and zoning administrator to do all things necessary to pursue the action of removing the structures.
Councilor Shannon Galamore presented an updated positioning of the “golf holes” for the city of Pinson’s proposed disc golf course. The changes are intended to have a positive impact on the overall flow of the course and make sure that it is as pleasant an experience as is possible for fans of the sport. The council approved the changes.
In other news, Councilor Robbie Roberts informed the council that there was a position on the library board that had to be filled. The council considered Chasity Vickers for the position of filling an unexpired term. She was approved unanimously by the council.