Council recognized by Main Street

Scottsboro City Events and Marketing Coordinator and Main Street Scottsboro Director Katie Kirkland was present at the last Scottsboro City Council meeting to award the council members the Main Street Hero Award in recognition of their hard work, service and support.
“We have nominated you all for our Main Street Hero Award. The Main Street Hero can be an individual or an organization in the community that has contributed in a substantial way to the local Main Street program. I feel you all exemplify that,” Kirkland stated. “You have provided for my job, two of you serve as members on our board and are at our board meetings, and I always see every one of you at our events. So, I think the support and the outreach you all have done for our community has been really amazing.”

Main Street Scottsboro also won three awards out of hundreds of submissions at the recent Main Street conference held in Opelika. You can read all about these awards in the article to the right.
“I couldn’t do any of this without the volunteers that I have on my committees and on my board,” stated Kirkland. “Especially today, I want to give a special thank you to Julie Gentry-Michaels who foresaw the lighting project and a lot of things we’ve done with the downtown. I want to ask for thoughts and prayers for her family.”

Council members also voted on whether or not to proceed with the rezoning of 980 Stewart Road. This agenda item was put in place concerning a proposed RV Park. The motion did not have a second and therefore died. As of now, there will be no public hearing proceedings, or proceedings, to rezone that section of Stewart Road to allow for the RV park.

The committee put together to come up with a solution to address the enforcement of the ordinances for garbage, junk vehicles, etc. on the North side of Scottsboro and within the city’s limits, was modified. As of Monday’s meeting, council members voted to replace Councilmember Stewart with Councilmember Nita Tolliver. The committee will be meeting for a month to determine the best course of action to tackle the persistent, growing problem with ordinance violations on that side of town.


By Martha Smith

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