During the July 24th Scottsboro City Council meeting, members of the council approved a tourism grant in the amount of $4,500 for the Scottsboro High School’s “Where the Mountains meet the Lakes” band competition. According to Scottsboro High School Band Boosters this year’s event is expected to be larger than last year’s event.
A tourism grant in the amount of $4,000 was approved for the purchase of fireworks for the Goose Pond Fireworks show to be held on July 4, 2024. The City of Scottsboro has collaborated with Goose Pond for over 40 years to bring the fireworks show to Scottsboro.
Council members approved a software purchase, required by the Alabama Department of Public Health, to be purchased after September 1, in the amount of $15,000 for the Fire Department. Members also approved a Cooperative Purchase Agreement with Fire Tax funds for vehicle extraction tools for the Fire Department.
A tourism grant in the amount of $4,000 previously approved by the Council was re-appropriated to the Toyota Series fishing tournament. Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce President Rick Roden requested the reappropriation. Roden also announced the Angler’s Choice tournament, would be returning to Scottsboro after not being held locally for several years.
The bid and contract for the pavilion at the new pickle ball court was awarded to TCB Electrical in the amount of $89,500, with a contingency amount of $5,000. The bid for the 30×36 pavilion structure includes the required plumbing, electrical and mechanical work required. Volunteer Jim Olyniec stated that the rock has been placed, asphalt has been laid and fence posts have been placed at the court. Olyniec said that the court is expected to be painted and striped, fencing is expected to be put up and the nets are expected to be placed by the end of August. Olyniec stated that in addition to TCB Electrical being the lowest bidder, they are also a local company who uses local sub-contractors who purchase materials locally. Olyniec stated that currently project commitments to date are about $350,000. Olyniec was praised by the council for his volunteer work on this project.
City Clerk Whitney Phillips announced that the three year terms of Tim Saint, Adam Stiles and Alan Tolar on the Zoning Adjustment Board have expired.
Phillips also announced that the four year terms of Nathan Allen and Tanner Harbin on the Commercial Development Authority Board have expired.
Any citizen interested in being appointed to these boards are encouraged to apply in writing at the Scottsboro City Hall by August 4 at 4:30 p.m.
by Heather Dohring