Scottsboro City Council members recently  heard a proposal from Angel Chaney.

Chaney is requesting the portion of the B.B. Comer Bridge previously given to the City of Scottsboro. Chaney explained that she went out into the community looking for something  to work with when she discovered the portion of the B.B. Comer Bridge that is currently not being utilized. Chaney is working with Glenn Dasher, her former sculptor professor she had while in school at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, on the project. They have chosen a pyramid design for the sculpture inspired by the Louvre in Paris, France. Chaney stated that she has been met with great community support, however, more support will be needed to help the project come together.
If approved, Scottsboro High School plans to use the building of the display as a learning experience for several technical and core classes.
“I’m hoping that this piece sits in the pond right out in front of our high school, reflecting and lit up at night, visible from Highway 72 so that it gives those traveling up and down Highway 72 the knowledge that we are proud of our community, that we understand the heritage of our community and that we have vision,” said Chaney. An Alabama Arts grant has been approved in the amount of $20,000. If the city chooses to gift the bridge portion to the Scottsboro Board of Education, it would be placed at the Scottsboro High School as art in the pond. Chaney proposed to highlight the piece with lighting that could be seen from the roadway.
Public hearings regarding the matter will be held on August 7 and August 14 at 5:45 p.m. The council encourages the public to attend to voice their opinion on what should be done with the bridge piece.
Scottsboro City Council members approved several items at their recently held meeting.
An alcohol license was approved for Leticia Saavedra, D/B/A El Campesino  Authentic Mexican Restaurant & Grill LLC, located at 4711 S. Broad Street.
A resolution was approved for  Section 5311 Public Transportation Match in the amount of $47,000.
A $203,940 SCBA bid for the fire department was approved. The city is responsible for five percent matching funds.  
The CDBG drainage project bids were rejected. The project will be rebid at a later date. Shelton explained that the engineer is reworking the documents and the scope of work.
City Council members also approved the privilege tax settlement with the Jackson County Commission.

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