By Crystal McGough, Editor
TRUSSVILLE – The Trussville City Council proclaimed Oct. 18, 2023, as a day to recognize two separate holidays at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 10.
The first order of business on the council’s regular agenda was a proclamation declaring Oct. 18 as Turning Trussville Pink Day.
Councilor Alan Taylor read the proclamation, which states, “Whereas, breast cancer remains the most frequently diagnosed type of non-skin cancer among women in our country; and whereas, unfortunately many of us know someone or have family members who have or have had breast cancer; and whereas … we stand with our mothers, daughters, sisters and friends every October for National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and we recognize all who have joined their loved ones in fighting their battle as well as the advocates, researchers, and health care providers, whose care and hard work gives hope to those living with breast cancer; and whereas, educating ourselves and supporting innovative research, we will improve the quality of life for all Americans affected by breast cancer, and, one day, defeat this terrible disease … we, the Mayor and City Council of Trussville, Alabama do hereby proclaim October 18, 2023, as Turn Trussville Pink Day.”
The council then read and approved a proclamation declaring Oct. 18, 2023, as National Support Your Local Chamber Day.
Councilor Taylor also read this proclamation, stating, “Whereas, the Trussville Chamber of Commerce is one of approximately 4,000 chambers across the United States seeking to advance their members’ interests, spur job creation and promote economic development; and whereas, the Trussville Chamber of Commerce provides a community for local business owners to build relationships with one another and advocate pro-business policies with one voice at the local, state and national levels; and whereas the Trussville Chamber of Commerce and its members generously support our community and schools through philanthropy year after year, now therefore, we the City of Trussville, Alabama, do hereby proclaim October 18, 2023 as National Support Your Local Chamber Day.”
Melissa Walker, interim director of the Chamber, was present to receive a framed copy of the proclamation.
In other business, the council approved:
- Ordinance 2023-020-PZ, rezoning 6919 Roper Road from R-1 (Single Family Residential) to A-1 (Agricultural)
- Resolution 2023-71, approving a liquor license for new business Con Huevos LLC
- Ordinance 2023-021-ADM, declaring certain property located at 6287 Service Road as surplus and no longer needed for public or municipal service
- Resolution 2023-72, approving a real estate purchase agreement between the City of Trussville and Clayton Properties Group, Inc., for the purchase and sale of declared surplus property at 6287 Service Road
In her report, Council President Lisa Bright announced that Trussville business SPOC Automation Inc. was awarded the 2023 Medium Manufacturer of the Year by Alabama Technology Network and the Business Council of Alabama.
“That’s a huge award for a company that is just growing and growing,” Bright said. “One of their employees serves on our IDA Board.”
“Congratulations to SPOC,” Mayor Buddy Choat added. “What a great honor for them. A great company and a great leader in our community.”
Bright also announced that the city of Trussville will be hosting the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Bowling Regionals at Spare Time.
“That’s going to be a two-day event, bringing in a lot of people from even the northern region of the state,” she said. “Super excited about that. It’s great that Trussville can be a part of, I believe it will be, our first state tournament. That’s a big deal.”
The Trussville City Council regularly meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m., at the Trussville City Hall Annex. A workshop is usually held on the Thursday preceding the council meeting at 5 p.m.