By Crystal McGough, Editor
TRUSSVILLE – The Trussville City Council welcomed SSG Michael W Hosey America Legion Post 205 on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023, to present the Public Safety Telecommunicator of the Year award to Hollye Grosvenor.
“I want to personally congratulate Hollye for being selected as the 2023 Staff Sergeant Michael W Hosey America Legion Post 205 Public Safety Telecommunicator of the Year,” Commander Brent Goodwin said. “This selection was based on your outstanding service and dedication … your ability to efficiently direct needed help to citizens in times of emergency while also assuring the safety of your first responders. It is to be commended. Once again, congratulations. We are proud to present you with this year’s well-deserved award.”
The council also read and unanimously approved a proclamation in honor of Rotary International World Polio Day.
“Rotary’s motto is ‘service above self,’” Councilor Alan Taylor said. “In 1985, Rotary launched PolioPlus and in 1988 helped establish the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which is in effect today. I’m happy to report that the eradication of Polio has almost happened.”
Trussville Rotary Daybreak Club President Kristi Bradford, along with several members of the club, were present to receive a copy of the proclamation.
During the meeting, the council presented the Cahaba Homestead Heritage Foundation with a check to pay off the remaining costs of the Stone Gateway project.
“I want to congratulate the Heritage Foundation for the efforts that they’ve put in to raise the money for the new monument walls and signs that you see going up,” Mayor Buddy Choat said. “When Amy (Peterson) came to the council some time ago, their goal was to raise $50,000. They had a cost estimated around $86,000, if I remember. Well, they exceeded that, and the council had agreed to pick up the difference after the efforts once they hit the $50,000. So tonight, we’re going to present a check to them for the difference, and really, thank you for the effort, all of you who worked hard on this.”
Before entering into mayor and council reports, the council elected new leadership for the November 2023 – October 2024 term. Jaime Anderson was selected as the new council president and Ben Short was selected to be the new president pro-tem.
Mayor Choat and the council expressed their heartfelt gratitude to sitting Council President Lisa Bright for her leadership over the last year.
In other business, the council approved the following:
- Ordinance 2023-22-ANX, annexing 7379 Roper Road
- Ordinance 2023-23-ANX, annexing 7336 and 7342 Roper Road
- Resolution 2023-73, awarding soft drinks fountain pouring bid to Coca-Cola Bottling Company United
- Resolution 2023-74, approving the 2024 City Holidays Schedule
- Resolution 2023-75, declaring two police cars as surplus
- Resolution 2023-76, acquiring former developers’ due diligence on Glendale Farms
- Resolution 2023-77, authorizing the mayor to sign an infrastructure MOU with Coleman Commerce LLC
Before adjourning, the mayor and council entered into an executive session to discuss real estate. No voting took place during or after the executive session.
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.