Scottsboro City Council passed several items on their agenda at the last Scottsboro City Council regular meeting held on Monday, March 28, 2022. The city approved a $32,000 budget amendment from excess sales tax to fund the lighting at Bynum Walking Trail. Council President Richard Pudge Bailey stated he has received numerous complaints and concerns that the back side of the trail is unlit, leaving those walking feeling unsafe. From the tennis courts, the VFW post home and all the way to the Veterans Baseball Complex, is not lit on the back side of the trail near the woods. The power board will be overseeing the installation.
Six amendments to the zoning ordinance were approved to move ahead to a public hearing to be held on Monday, April 11, 2022 at 5 p.m. at Scottsboro City Hall.
Other ordinances also approved by Council include the following:
Ordinance 621: regulating off-premise outdoor advertising. This ordinance regulates and/or prohibits all off-premise outdoor advertising signs, billboards and other matters within a circle of land, a one-mile radius from the northwest corner of the square and an area 250 feet from the center right of way of Broad Street from Maples Avenue to Scott Street.
Ordinance 632: supplementing Scottsboro’s alcohol ordinance to allow brew pubs, micro-breweries and micro-distilleries. Previously, there was nothing in the ordinance to establish said activities. The Mayor wished to address these issues by supplementing the current alcohol ordinance.
Ordinance 633: regulating open burning within the city of Scottsboro. This ordinance will still allow for individuals to clean up their yard but will require an air curtain for clearing large areas to shield neighbors and nearby businesses from the smoke and pollution.
Ordinance 634: regulating the sale and use of fireworks within the city limits. This ordinance prohibits the discharge of fireworks between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. within the city limits of Scottsboro. Excepting those events permitted and planned with the appropriate agencies, such as events at the stadium or Goose Pond.
Ordinance 635: vacating right of way between Broad Street and Bob Jones Avenue.
Other items approved are:
Approval of Airport Director Salary of $51,000 with a budget amendment for $11,394 from excess sales tax.
Approval of budget amendment for two monitors for the Goose Pond Civic Center totaling $2,840 with the city’s portion coming in at $1,420 and out of excess sales tax.
The item to consider approval of an agreement between Scottsboro and the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for the Mink Creek boat ramp expansion in the amount of $125,000 for the city’s share, was tabled until further deliberation.
by Martha Smith