By Erica Thomas, managing editor
TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City Council met via video conference on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. The council and the mayor used Zoom for the workshop and regular meeting.
During the workshop, Mayor Buddy Choat addressed concerns about development on the Hamilton property, located off Highway 11, across from Winn Dixie. Residents in nearby neighborhoods have contacted the city about trees being removed from the property, according to the mayor. Choat said the new owner of the property is following guidelines placed on the property during rezoning.
On the regular agenda, a resolution was passed concerning the right-of-way and temporary easement on the downtown loop road. The road will be built to help people navigate around the downtown area. The resolution authorizes Choat to execute documents to purchase those right-of-ways and easements on Vann Circle, owned by H&H Properties. Councilman Alan Taylor abstained from the vote because he is employed by First Baptist Church, which owns land impacted by the loop road project.
The council unanimously passed a proclamation observing Arbor Day, which was on Friday, April 24.
As part of the consent agenda, the following measures were approved:
Upgrade position Park Maintenance Superintendent II
1. J. Scott Brooks – Grade 23, Step 8
2. Malcolm Lee Smith – Grade 23, Step 4
Accept resignations from IDB
1. Fred Goodnight
2. Bob Hicks
The entire workshop and meeting was streamed live on The Tribune’s Facebook page and can be viewed below.