At the Scottsboro City Council meeting held on July 22, 2019, Jamie Thomas, a resident at the corner of Hayes and Garden Streets was present to speak to Council about the 18-wheeler problem on her street corner and to request the city install the proper signage to direct the drivers to the correct route.

Thomas stated the trucks are speeding through her residential neighborhood, trying to find their way over to Lozier, and the noise pollution is overwhelming. The threat to her sense of well-being has also been pronounced as there is a light pole that has been damaged by the trucks trying to make the turn onto her street. Thomas feels if the pole is damaged further it will fall across the part of her home that houses her bedroom. Ms. Thomas is not the only resident who has complained to the city about the problem.
Scottsboro City Mayor Robin Shelton stated the signs are being looked in to as the size has to be checked in order to prevent any view obstructions for other drivers. It was also stated that the acceptable routes can be applied to the bills of lading for the truck drivers to prevent the wrong routes being taken.
The bid of $40,7714.50 from Harbin Chevrolet for a new pickup truck for the Scottsboro Fire Department was approved and passed. The new truck will be replacing an old responder pickup that is 20+ years old.
The public hearing for the alcohol license for Mamta Patel doing business at Marathon Food Mart was tabled until further notice, still pending the attendance of Patel or someone representing Patel.
The Mayor also reported that all five knucklebooms are in operation, with some routes taking 12-hour days until the city is caught up on brush pick-ups, which should only take another week.

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