Montevallo might be older than originally thought

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Montevallo could be older than you think.

Based on documentation provided by Ben McCrory, president of the Montevallo Chamber of Commerce, the Montevallo City Council voted Monday night to change the established date on its sign and city seal to 1817.

Action on a smoking ban at city parks in Montevallo was postponed until the next council meeting to allow time for study. It would have restricted smoking to parking areas.

Trucks with more than two axles, however, will no longer be allowed on any street in the city other than those designated as federal, state or county highways as the result of council action.

The exception would be for those engaged in the delivery of property to a customer in the city.

Police Chief Kevin Peters said police would issue warnings for the first 90 days.

The council voted to carry over rezoning requests from R-2 (multi-family) to D-2 (Development District) Conventional for two parcels belong to William M. Dinsmore-Trustee for Valley Homes and located at Cobblestone Lane and Highway 119 and from R-2 to D-2 Conventional for a parcel belong to Cobblestone Cove LTD at Cobblestone Lane to get an attorney&8217;s opinion.

Catherine Legg who continues to serves as Planning and Zoning Director for the city until a replacement can be found said Joey Hester of the Greater Birmingham Regional Planning Commission recommended that the property be rezoned to D-2, and to let the developer decide whether to seek conventional or performance subdivision status.

Conventional provides no commercial use and a limit of four units per acre and Performance provides for five units and some multi-family and some limited commercial.

Dinsmore wants to place a senior citizen complex on the property in question.

The council approved the recommendation of the Planning Commission to amend the city&8217;s zoning from A-O to Special District for four acres belonging to Lovelady Properties adjacent to and north of Meadowgreen Subdivision on Highway 119.

Scott Lovelady said there could be up to 32 lots for six custom house designs ranging from $129,900 to $169,900 in price. He said the homes would be two-story, two or three-bedroom with an American Village look.

He also agreed to contact the county with regard to water drainage problems reported by a neighboring property owner.

In other matters:

– Mayor Sharon Anderson announced the resignation of Bob House, who had been hired by the city to help draft a comprehensive plan.

– The council was asked to review services offered by the Shelby County Department of Developmental Services.

– Anderson announced she would appoint a revitalization committee at the next meeting.

– The council voted to seek 75 a percent EMA grants for a new siren and two new generators.

– The council approved a $74,689.96 expense to pave roads.

– Anderson reported the Fire Department received a $25,000 grant for rescue equipment.

– It was announced citizens could use recycling bins at the University of Montevallo.

– The council approved expenses for Police Chief Peters to attend the Association of Police Chiefs for two days.

– The city&8217;s Finance Committee was asked to look into state sales tax holiday.

– The council approved the payment of bills with Councilmember Becky Cox-Rodgers voting &8220;no.&8221;