Montevallo Council approves sidewalk priority list

By EMILY SPARACINO / Staff Writer

MONTEVALLO – The Montevallo City Council on Nov. 25 approved large and small sidewalk projects on the city’s walkability priority list.

The list includes a mixture of connectivity and crosswalk projects noted during the city’s recent sidewalk survey.

The council approved the list as submitted with a plan to price out the smaller projects and to start seeking grants for the larger projects.

 

The large projects include:

  • Highway 25 connectivity
  • Connectivity from Moody Street to Corvette Way on the south side of Overland Road and Nabors Street
  • Connectivity from Bloch Street to Wadsworth Street on the north side of Main Street/Alabama 119
  • Connectivity from Fire Station No. 1 to Pineview Road on the east side of Main Street/Alabama 119
  • Connectivity from Valley Street to Middle Street on the west side of Shelby Street
  • Connectivity from Shelby Street to Stephens Park on the west side of Middle Street/County Road 10
  • Connectivity from Overland Road to Shoal Creek Park on the west side of Alabama 119
  • Connectivity from Shelby Street to Middle Street on Alabama Street

The small projects include:

  • Sidewalk access to the CVS parking lot from Main Street/Alabama 119
  • Sidewalk access to the Regions parking lot from Main Street/Alabama 119
  • Crosswalk on Nabors Street/Overland Road crossing Main Street/Alabama 119
  • Crosswalk on Island Street crossing Middle Street/Alabama 155
  • Connectivity from Oak Street to Valley Street on the west side of Wadsworth Street
  • Connectivity from Main Street/Alabama 119 to Island Street on the west side of Vine Street including a crosswalk on Vine Street crossing Island Street
  • Crosswalk on Oak Street crossing Shelby Street
  • Crosswalk on Valley Street crossing Shelby Street
  • Connectivity from Main Street/Alabama 119 to United States Postal Service on Vine Street

In other business, the council tabled an amendment of the city’s animal control ordinance until a public forum can be held on the matter, and tabled a decision on the revised employee handbook to allow more time for department heads to review it.

The council took action on the following:

  • Approved of records disposition.
  • Approved Verizon phone contract – state bid list.
  • Approved waiving vendor fees for a Central Alabama Wellness event to be held at Orr Park on March 14 pending the park’s availability.

•Approved a proposal for the Montevallo Development Cooperative District to fund the renovation of the Sims House on Middle Street to house the UM Community Counseling Clinic and Thrive Together program.