City purchases property on Bearden Road

PELHAM – The Pelham City Council approved the purchase of property located at 320 Bearden Road at its meeting on Monday, April 17.

The purchase of Specialty Turf Supply, which sits at 320 Bearden Road, will allow the city to provide residents with access to Pelham Park Middle School from Bearden Road. The project will connect the school to Bearden Road via Old Asheville Road, Village Place and Court Way.

The southern portion of Old Asheville Road will be realigned by 225-275 feet to allow sufficient space for a desirable design of turn lanes. To make space for the turn lanes, the warehouse-like building that sits at 320 Bearden Road will have to be torn down.

During the first reading of the ordinance at a City Council meeting on Monday, April 3, the ordinance stated that the property would be purchased from STS Properties LLC for $178,000. However, the ordinance approved at the April 17 meeting stated that the property would be purchased for $180,000.

Shelby County’s valuation of the property is about $194,500.

In other business, the council:

-Approved a resolution to rename a portion of Rolling Rock Trail located northwest of the Lakeland Ridge intersection with Grey Oaks Drive.

-Approved change orders totaling $24,443 for the Pelham Recreation Center.

-Approved an ABC license for Legends Music LLC, doing business as Oak Mountain Spring Fair, located in the parking lot of 1000 Amphitheater Road.

-Approved an ABC license for Margarita Grill LLC, located at 234 Cahaba Valley Road, operating under various trade names for their 2017 Concert Series.

-Approved a resolution granting a special use permit to AT&T for modifications to equipment on an existing wireless telecommunications tower located at 1000 Martin Street.

-Approved a resolution granting a special use permit to Verizon for modifications of equipment on an existing wireless telecommunications tower located at 2000 Bearden Road.

-Approved a resolution to enter into an agreement with the U.S. Geological Survey for construction, operation and maintenance costs staff gages on Buck Creek and Peavine Creek and flow interpolations on Cahaba Valley Creek.