Jemison awaiting funds for road repaving project

Published 8:03 pm Monday, February 6, 2012

Mayor Eddie Reed announced in a Jemison council meeting Feb. 6 that the city has submitted information to the Alabama Department of Transportation in an attempt to receive funding for a project to repave County Road 42 East in Jemison.

Reed said the project would be too expensive for the city to take on without help from outside grants.

“If it comes through, it shall be an awesome thing for the city,” he said. “We’re working on it.”

In other business, the council approved the second reading of an ordinance to change the minimum acreage required in an agricultural district from 10 acres to one acre for the property of Jemison resident Clyde Varden.

Reed said the ordinance applies only to Varden’s property, and the council had to approve the ordinance before it approved the property’s rezoning.

The council approved a one-time water bill adjustment for Bobby Giles.

The council also approved to waive the fee for Ginny Hallmark to use the Jemison Municipal Complex for her second annual Get Moving Jemison event March 17.

Ryan Bowman, operations manager at Waste Pro in Birmingham, introduced himself to the council.

City Clerk Sheila Hogge noted that the city has started running checks through a check reader and must have a driver’s license number and current phone number on each check.