Scottsboro City Council President Richard Pudge Bailey announced there will be a Chik-fil-A coming to Scottsboro at the last regular Scottsboro City Council meeting held on Monday, October 24, 2022. According to Bailey, Chik-fil-A has turned in the site plans to the Scottsboro Water, Sewer and Gas Board for approval. Although the future location cannot be disclosed as of yet, and pending approval, the process should begin within the next year. This comes after a long, uncertain back and forth for the citizens of Scottsboro and neighboring communities, who have been looking forward to the restaurant coming to their town.
This meeting also marked the last meeting for Councilmember Gary Stewart, who has served for 10 years on the Council. Scottsboro City Mayor and Bailey presented a key to the city.
Mayor McCamy read from the plaque that was presented, stating, “In recognition of your 10 years of dedicated service as City Councilmember Place #5. Thank you for your service, commitment and significant contributions to the citizens of Scottsboro, Alabama by me and the City Council.”
“Mr. Stewart, I appreciate you; I really do,” stated Bailey. “Mr. Stewart was one of the first people I called when I decided to run, and he gave me a lot of great advice, and I really do appreciate that.”
“I’ve enjoyed the last 10 years; I’ve learned a lot. I hope I did things to help the city because that’s what I wanted to do,” Stewart stated. “I love this city, and I love Scottsboro. I want to see it move forward. I appreciate all the encouragement and the opportunities that I’ve had, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.”
Three vacancies were also announced. The first, Candace Paradise’s four-year term on the Library Board has expired, followed up with expired five-year terms for Clint King and Susan Fisher on the Museum Commission.
In reports, the Mayor stated that within the first two weeks of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library being established for the City of Scottsboro, 426 children have signed up, with 1,203 throughout Jackson County. If you would like to learn how you can sign up your child with this program, or how you can contribute, contact the Jackson County Legislative Delegation office at 256.218.3090 or the IMPACT Learning Center at 256.218.2121.
The Mayor also stated the Publix grand opening is scheduled for Wednesday, November 2nd at 6:30 a.m. He also stated that construction, or moving dirt, for the Whataburger began last week.
The Mayor also wished to remind everyone that construction on the frontage roads on 72 has begun. This is part of the County Park Road/Highway 72 project. He requests that everyone exercise patience during this process as it will take a few months to complete but will be well worth it in the end.