Alabaster City Council approves bid to fill in skate park bowl

Published 1:34 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2023

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By NOAH WORTHAM | Staff Writer

ALABASTER – The Alabaster City Council approved streetlights for a subdivision, authorized an agreement for Cyber Liability Insurance and awarded a bid to fill a skate park bowl at Veterans Park during a regularly scheduled city council meeting on Monday, Jan. 23.

The city council approved a resolution to allow the mayor to sign an agreement with Risk Placement Services for the 2023 Cyber Liability Insurance Policy for the city in an amount of $23,535.18.

“I want to commend our IT department for doing a fantastic job of keeping this premium reasonable,” Councilmember Jamie Cole said. “It’s one of those things that you don’t know you need it till you need it. I’ve had commercial clients—they’ve had ransomware and cyber-attacks. We know there are some municipalities around the state that have had them. I appreciate what IT is doing to manage that risk and keep this premium low.”

Additionally, the city council approved a bid to fill the skate park bowl at Veterans Park. This approved bid is from Oak Mountain Construction Company in the amount of $68,312.

With the bid approved, OMCC  is going to fill in the bowl. Currently, there has to be supervision at the skate park to watch over the bowl in case of an accident.

Following the approval of the resolution, the city announced that the skate park will be closed on Feb. 10 and will tentatively reopen in early May after construction and repairs are completed.

In other news, the Alabaster City Council approved the following resolutions:

  • Resolution 012323 authorizing the mayor to sign an agreement with Municipal Workers Compensation Fund, for workers compensation insurance in the amount of $342,746. The policy period is Feb. 1, 2023 through Jan. 31, 2024.
  • Resolution 012323-A for the issuance of an ABC License to Ivy League Meadery LLC for manufacture.
  • Resolution 012323-B for an agreement with Alabama Power for 13 streetlights within the Mallard Landing Subdivision at a cost estimate of $180.05 per month.
  • Resolution 012323-E to amend the registration and use fees within the Parks and Recreation Department effective Monday, April 17.
  • Resolution 012323-F authorizing the creation of a temporary HR Clerk for the HR Department.