Jemison Council approves temporary street closure for event

Published 10:05 am Tuesday, July 19, 2022

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By JOYANNA LOVE | Managing Editor

The Jemison City Council approved closing a portion of Main Street for a July 23 event.

Tiffany Gaines made the request that Main Street be blocked near Alabama Highway 191 during the July 18 meeting of the council for a Jeep event.

Councilman Rex Bittle said a portion of the other side of the street should be closed as well. The temporary closure will be coordinated through the Jemison Police Department.

“We are trying to do some stuff here in Old Towne,” Gaines said. “… We have a couple of different ones that have groups. They are going to go and do a ride that day and then come back and end with us that evening.”

In addition to having Jeeps on display, food trucks and a DJ are planned for the event from 4 -9 p.m.

Mayor Eddie Reed thanked Gaines for the businesses she has brought to Main Street.

“You have done an awesome job with that,” Reed said. “We want to support it anyway we can.”

Gaines also asked about the high school having a homecoming parade. It was pointed out that if the parade was going to be on Highway 31 an Alabama Department of Transportation permit would be required. Avoiding the railroad track was also recommended. Bittle said he could share a route that had been used in the past.

Also during the meeting, the council approved a one-time payment of $5,858 to eligible retirees and the beneficiaries of deceased retirees.