Vincent tables resolution against truck routePublished 10:11pm Tuesday, May 3, 2011
By CHRISTINE BOATWRIGHT / Staff Writer
VINCENT – On April 19, Harpersville Mayor Theoangelo Perkins and the town council asked the Vincent Town Council to stand with them against making Shelby County 62 a truck route. During the May 3 Vincent Town Council meeting, the Vincent Town Council tabled the resolution until the following meeting.
“I move we table the resolution for Harpersville until next meeting because we don’t have a completed resolution before us,” Vincent councilmember Johnny Edwards said during the meeting.
Councilmember Bridgette Jordan-Smith proceeded to call a vote for an executive session for the council to discuss the legal ramifications of the resolution.
After the meeting, Perkins said he arrived at the meeting with a resolution he was prepared to discuss. The resolution stated that while the town of Harpersville “stayed out of the fray” during the controversy surrounding the proposed White Rock Quarry, the designation of Shelby County 62 as a truck route by the Shelby County Commission directly involved Harpersville in the situation.
“One of the worst by-products of the quarry will be the trucks and the traffic they create,” the proposal stated. “We feel it is unfair to our town and citizens to be subjected to these trucks and the problems that will come from them.”
The Harpersville Town Council then requested for Vincent Mayor Ray McAllister and the Vincent Town Council to “stand with us in opposing Highway 62 as a designated truck route,” the proposal read. It also proposed a secondary truck-route option of Shelby County 85 to Shelby County 62 to U.S. 231 as opposed to the more heavily populated Shelby County 62.
The proposed resolution requested the town of Vincent to ask the Shelby County Commission to reconsider designating Shelby County 62 as a truck route for the White Rock Quarry.
After the executive session for the Vincent Town Council, the council did not address the proposed resolution again.
“We haven’t had a chance to look at it,” McAllister said. “We thought it was a resolution to the county. We will probably address it next meeting.”