May 9 City Council Meeting

By MIA BASS

This meeting began at 6 p.m. with an address concerning Market in May. The second annual Market in May will be held on May 21. By using shopping cards this month, shoppers are entered to win a $500 shopping spree. These cards will be available at all 45 shops participating in the event. All participating shops are denoted with a green bow on the front door and are listed on the Homewood Chamber website. The second annual Farmer’s Market has moved behind City Hall off 29th Avenue for the Market in May. It will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Saturday in the summer.

Public hearings to condemn structures at 1604 Shades Glen Circle and 200 Hall Avenue and to both condemn and demolish structures at 3406 Avalon Road and 2507 19th Street South will be held on May 23 at 6 p.m. A public hearing will be held on June 13 at 6 p.m. to rezone the following properties: 524, 530, 536, 550, 600, 610, 626, 630 and 634 Lakeshore Drive from Neighborhood Preservation District to I-3 for Samford University. Samford plans to build new residential housing for students in these locations.

Mayor Scott McBrayer thanked the Homewood community for the large turnout at We Love Homewood Day and for the community’s efforts in assisting those affected by the tornado throughout the state. Hackleberg lost 29 of its 1500 residents in the tornado, and Mayor McBrayer proposed organizing a community trip to assist this small town.

Interested residents will meet at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday May 14 at the Homewood Public Library to travel to Hackleberg together. Everyone will be back by that night.

The next City Council Meeting will be held on Monday May 23 at 6 p.m. at Homewood City Hall, 2850 19th Street South, on the second floor. Meetings are on the second and fourth Monday of every month. Notes and videos from each meeting can be found online at www.homewoodcity.net.

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