Alabaster council clears way for church

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 18, 2005

The Alabaster City Council cleared the way Monday night for a church to be built on Mission Hills Road.

The mayor and council also recognized Alabaster firefighter and police officer of the year winners.

In addition, the council showed its support for the Planning and Zoning Board by also adopting the city’s comprehensive plan.

And Mayor David Frings reported on progress with the WARN system that can call Alabaster residents by telephone in time of emergency in the city.

The council also voted to dispose of surplus property at the old cotton mill and handled several bids.

The council voted unanimously to rezone eight acres from B-1 (Office/Business) to I (Institutional) off Mission Hills Road (County Road 80).

The church to be built is Master’s Ministry, led by pastor David Rogers. He said the church has been meeting for the past 16 months at the Holiday Inn in Pelham.

Frings and the council recognized Police Officer Jon Brummitt, who recently caught several juveniles breaking and entering vehicles. Also recognized were Lt. Chad Burton, James L. Golden, Jeremy Mullinax and Jason Humphries of the Alabaster Fire Department who went to Gulf Port, Miss., to help fire departments there following the recent hurricanes.

Frings said the men were also recognized by the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce.

The council expressed its appreciation to Councilmember Tommy Ryals and former Councilmember Adam Moseley for their work on the city’s comprehensive plan.

The council also showed its support for the city’s Planning and Zoning Board by adopting a resolution to adopt the plan, titled &8220;Alabaster Comprehensive Plan 2030: a City for Families! Planning for the Future!&8221;

Frings reported that a WARN telephone system that would alert residents in time of emergency has been loaded with more than 6,000 residential phone numbers and more than 800 business numbers.

He noted that a protocol would be written by the Public Safety Committee to determine how and when the system will be used. Also, he said, residents will be allowed to add unpublished or cellular phones to the list.

The council approved a resolution to allow the Public Works Department to sell surplus equipment including all miscellaneous items within the legal boundaries of the Buck Creek Mill Property excluding any materials/containers that need to be tested for contaminates.

The mayor and city administrator were authorized to dispose of those items by any means necessary as allowed by law.

Resolutions were also approved to award bids to Kilpatrick Turf for a top dresser for the Park and Recreation Department at a cost of $11,016 and for perennial rye grass seed at of cost of $12,000.

The council resolved to enter into a contract with the Water Board for a mapping project at a cost of $73,200 to each. The council amended the city’s budget by $3,200 for this work.

The council also resolved to accept the bid from Ernest McCarty Ford for two Ford Escapes at a cost of $19,999.30 each and to allow the fire department to seek bids for fire equipment to be grant funded.

In final business, Frings presented a proclamation against domestic violence.

The council set a work session for Nov. 7 at 5:30 p.