Council approves new Montevallo Main Street banner designs

By EMILY SPARACINO / Staff Writer

MONTEVALLO – The Montevallo City Council has approved the final designs for nearly 60 new banners to be displayed in the city’s Main Street district in 2020.

During the council’s Oct. 28 meeting, Main Street Design Committee member Sarah Hogan presented mockups of the four banners, each of which convey history, education, nature and art themes.

“These are the foundational aspects of our city, and we wanted to continue to draw our visitors back to the foundations of our community,” Hogan said. “They were designed by local artist Collin Williams, who is also a professor at the University of Montevallo.”

The new banners will be displayed in January, after the holidays, and will replace the original banners that have been displayed since the completion of the city’s streetscape project about two years ago.

Dixie Decorations in Montevallo will manufacture the banners.

“One of our work plans was to develop a new set of banners for the Main Street district, so I created a committee of business owners and community members to do that,” Hogan said. “We’re super excited. I think it’s time to refresh our downtown and get people continuing to be excited about the improvements we’re making. I think the banners are a way to keep that going.”

In other business, the council:

  • Decided to postpone voting on the 2018 financial audits until the City Council’s Nov. 12 meeting.
  • Approved an ordinance to annex 60 Aldrich Road into the Montevallo city limits.
  • Approved to pay the bills.