Paving budgets were approved at the Scottsboro City Council meeting held on July 8, 2019. Scottsboro City Mayor Robin Shelton presented a budget detailing multiple paving projects and repairs.

The Council approved $796,000 with the bulk going toward paving projects for Gant Road, Snodgrass Road and County Road 33. The paving will take place in two phases. Phase I is a scrub seal treatment where bad spots are addressed and sealed with tar and gravel. Phase II, totaling close to $500,000, would be applied next spring or summer, and would consist of the final asphalt layer being applied.
At the next meeting scheduled for July 15th, Scottsboro Finance Director Rick Wheeler should be present to explain what comes out of sales tax for the city’s allotted paving money and what comes out of tourism grant money for all paving projects.
Council member Mike Ashburn requested an item be added to the next meeting’s agenda concerning crucial repairs and a remodel to Scottsboro Fire Station No. 3. The builders have recommended everything be done at once since the new lay of ductwork and roofline will be affecting each other. The work and design will go by much smoother and quicker if done at the same time. A note was made for this request to be placed on the agenda for next week.
Mayor Shelton also presented a motion for approval of the KPS contract for the Scottsboro-Jackson Heritage Center addition project. Shelton stated a contract has been agreed upon and requested the $66,115.80 contract fee be approved. This fee comes separate and will not be tied in to the construction costs. Brenda Ivey was present to give an update on fundraising efforts for the addition planned at the center. Since the start of the fundraising campaign, $35,000 has been raised, and although donations are still coming in, the fundraising committee is still doubling efforts to raise the needed funds to complete the project. Donations may be mailed to 208 South Houston Street, Scottsboro, Ala. 35768.
In addition, the Council ruled on several motions. The resolution allowing Scottsboro Police Department to issue city-owned vehicles to responders residing within 35 miles of Scottsboro City Hall was approved and passed. The request for a letter of commitment, entailing Scottsboro provide $5,000 in assistance to the Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation High School Championship tournament as a host city, was passed. Next spring, the tournament will be held at Goose Pond and is a direct result of the Bassmasters Elite Tournament held this summer. The council also passed the budget amendment for the brush fire expenses. Two invoices for an air curtain and a trackhoe totaling $6,070 were approved. The budget amendment to provide for a Street Department truck repair was approved at $4,500. This will repair a transmission, allowing the truck to be surplused with a higher profit for the Street Department. The Solid Waste Department’s 1978 Mack water truck, 1997 Ford dump truck, 2008 Komatsu skid steer, 1980 John Deere 240, 1996 John Deere 7200 and 1997 DCL 200 trackhoe surpluses were approved and passed. Also surplused, the 12 municipal courtroom benches to be donated to a non-profit.
An alcohol license was approved for Rasik Chaudhari to sell beer and wine off-premise at D&P Mini Mart located at 37 Ridgedale Road. The public hearing to allow Mamta Patel a license to sell beer and wine off-premise at Marathon Food Mart located at 18562 John T. Reid Parkway was tabled and pending until the owner is present at the council meeting.

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