Commission approves David Lindsay Day resolution

Published 4:25 pm Tuesday, August 28, 2018

COLUMBIANA – Sept. 9 has been declared David Lindsay Day in Alabama by Gov. Kay Ivey.

The Shelby County Commission approved a resolution at its meeting on Monday, Aug. 27, following a proclamation by Ivey.

Lindsay was a Revolutionary War soldier who served as a private in the Washington County, Pennsylvania Militia. After the war, he settled in Shelby County.

On Alabama Day in 1953, the David Lindsay Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution dedicated a marker at the burial site for Lindsay and his wife, Mary Casey Lindsay, which is located along Shelby County 17 near Maylene on the old homestead of Elijah Lindsay, their son.

In other business, the Commission:

  • Heard from County Engineer Randy Cole that improvements to the intersection of Shelby County 280 (Old Hwy. 280) and Shelby County 11 will necessitate the closure of Shelby County 280 for several hours. The closure is planned for Saturday, Sept. 8, unless weather forces the delay of the work until the following Saturday, Sept. 15. Shelby County 280 east of the intersection will be closed, with a detour including U.S. 280 and Shelby County 43 (Bear Creek Road).
  • Called a public hearing for 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 10 in the Commission chambers of the Shelby County Administration Building in Columbiana to consider and adopt water rates effective for the April 2019 billing cycle forward.
  • Approved the appointment of Shelby County Sheriff John Samaniego to the Shelby County 911 Board.
  • Approved bid awards for commissary services (low bidder was Kimble’s Commissary Services), liquid copper sulfate (low bidders was Thornton, Musso and Bellemin Inc.) and uniform shirt and jacket items (various bids awarded to both Legacy Sports Inc. and Uniform Manufacturing). No bids were received for a QT pod card reader for the Shelby County Airport, so purchases will be made as outlined by Alabama bid law.