Alabaster council changes its meeting schedule

By NEAL WAGNER / City Editor

The Alabaster City Council next month will begin meeting on a new night, as the council voted unanimously during its June 16 meeting to modify the body’s meeting schedule.

As a result of the vote, the council will begin meeting at 7 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month instead of the first and third Thursdays.

The change will take effect beginning with the council’s second meeting in July. The City Council will still meet on Thursday, July 7.

“A lot of the council members travel for business, and they’ve said meeting on Mondays will make it easier on them,” Alabaster Mayor David Frings said previously.

In other business, the council:

-Voted unanimously to enter into a mutual aid agreement with parts of Bibb County affected by the April 27 tornado outbreak.

Through the agreement, Shelby County, Alabaster and Hoover will provide labor and equipment to help with Bibb County’s storm recovery efforts.

-Voted unanimously to waive business license fees for the “Celebrate America” event scheduled for July 2 at Veterans Park.

-Voted unanimously to declare several pieces of metal fence surplus. The fencing was left over after the city recently replaced the fences in Buck Creek Park.