Pelham council OKs Parkside Village repaving project

PELHAM – The Pelham City Council accepted a $84,700 bid from Wiregrass Construction Company Inc. for the completion of a resurfacing project in Parkside Village at its meeting on Monday, June 5.

Village Place, a road located in Parkside Village, will be resurfaced as a part of the overall plan to create a second roadway access route to the under-construction Pelham Park Middle School. The school is set to open in the fall.

Once complete, the project will connect the school to Bearden Road via Old Asheville Road, Village Place and Court Way. As part of the overall project, Court Way will also be widened, repaved and curb and gutter added.

At the meeting the council also approved a resolution to authorize Mayor Gary Waters to enter into an agreement with Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood for construction engineering and inspection services related to the improvements on Court Way and U.S. 31.

At an April 17 meeting, the council also purchased property located at 320 Bearden Road for $180,000. The purchase of the property gives the city the option to tear down the warehouse-like facility that sits on the property to make way for further road construction.

The southern portion of Old Asheville Road would be realigned by 225-275 feet to allow sufficient space for a desirable design of turn lanes onto Bearden Road.

In other business, the council:

-Approved a resolution to declare a 1989 fire truck as surplus personal property and approved the donation of the fire truck to Pink Heals Central Alabama.

-Approved a resolution authorizing Waters to enter into an agreement with the Alabama Department of Transportation for proposed bike lanes along John Findlay Drive at Oak Mountain State Park.

-Approved a resolution authorizing Waters to enter into an agreement with ALDOT for the resurfacing of U.S. 31 from 200 feet north of Shelby County 68 to the Bishop Creek Bridge.