During the recent Scottsboro City Council Work Session, Goose Pond’s Lyle Sosebee presented City Councilmen with a proposed ordinance that would allow Goose Pond to become an entertainment district.

Sosebee explained that he used several different ordinances that have been passed throughout the state to compose the ordinance for the City of Scottsboro. Mayor Robin Shelton also proposed that Goose Pond Civic Center be given back to the Civic Center so that they could maintain the property.
Shelton discussed the Industrial Access Grant for the Industrial park that will tie into the Sanoh expansion and the previous Johns Mansville expansion. The 100 percent grant will cover the paving project at a cost of $253,000. The project will begin following the completion of the Sanoh expansion project.
The Solid Waste Director was also discussed by Shelton. He stated, “As you know we’ve had some recent retirements within the city and we’ve had a lot of discussion amongst ourselves about this next year as we move forward about splitting the job and having a solid waste director and having someone over the street department. This job description has been in place for a number of years. The only change is under the minimum qualifications for education requirements. The previous job description required an associates degree and prefers a B.S. degree. We just need to get this in place before we start advertising. “A salary study is currently in the process for the job.
During reports Shelton stated that the Green Bag recycling has posed a problem for some time. Shelton stated, “No one will accept our green bags anymore because there’s no oversight of what actually goes into the green bags. The recycling business is in peril as a whole. Recycling of Scottsboro did take the green bags for a while. It was overwhelming and more contaminated than they expected. We’ve ordered blue cans to go to loose recycling. My recommendation is to suspend the green bag recycling program for right now until we get those cans in place. Until we can get things under control, I think we need to suspend the recycling, except for cardboard.” Shelton went on to say that he would have to reach out to see if there is someone who could take the recycling from the City of Scottsboro. Details regarding the Blue Can program are expected in the near future.    

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