Clanton Council approves drainage project

Published 10:24 am Tuesday, May 15, 2018

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

The city of Clanton is moving forward with developing a plan to address storm water runoff issues at the intersection of Jackson Avenue and Edgewood Street, following a vote by the Clanton City Council on May 14.

An easement for a drainage project to correct flooding in the area has been offered to the city. The City Council unanimously accepted the easement and approved having Mayor Billy Joe Driver find the best prices possible.

“I have no idea what this is going to cost,” Driver said.

A rezoning request for a property on Second Avenue South from B2 General Business District to R2 Single/ Two Family Residential District was unanimously approved.

Driver said the property had been zoned to B2 General Business District only a few years ago.

“They want to sell it so somebody can live in it,” Driver said.

No one spoke in favor or opposition of the rezoning during the public hearing.

Council members approved suspending the rules, so that the request could be voted on in the same meeting as the public hearing.

The City Council also approved paying $20,000 to replace the air conditioning at the YMCA of Chilton County. The YMCA leases the building from the city.

Also during the meeting, the City Council approved:

— Hiring several part-time employees for the summer.

— Taking applications for three volunteer firefighter positions.

— Declaring various older equipment surplus to be sold at auction.

— A new person to the position of compliance officer, since the current person wanted to go back to their previous position in the police department.

— Purchasing a low-boy trailer for the street department.