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.