Alabaster approves traffic signal at Veterans Park, purchases APD vehicles

Published 4:28 pm Tuesday, November 28, 2023

By NOAH WORTHAM | Staff Writer

ALABASTER – The Alabaster City Council approved a bid for a new traffic signal at the intersection of Highway 119 and Veterans Park during a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Nov. 27.

During the meeting, the Council approved a resolution awarding a bid for a new traffic signal at the intersection of Hwy 119 and Veterans Park to Massey Asphalt Paving, LLC in the amount of $714,060.

“That is going to be a traffic signal that is very much needed to control the traffic in that area and to increase safety for the residents and all the guests who travel to Veterans Park to use that facility,” Council President Sophie Martin said.

The Alabaster Council also approved a resolution awarding a bid for 10 Chevrolet Tahoe Pursuit Vehicles and one Chevrolet Malibu RS Sedan for the Alabaster Police Department in the amount of $519,205.50 plus upfitting. This purchase was approved in the city’s fiscal year 2024 budget.

“That was planned funding for those vehicles, and we’re excited for our police department to get those,” Martin said.

During the meeting, the Council decided to postpone voting on a bid for the city’s new amphitheater and stage until further discussion could take place.

In other news, the Council also set the following public hearings for Monday, Jan. 8, 2024 at 6:30 p.m.:

  • A public hearing at the request of Larry and Patricia Edmondson rezoning 1.5 acres located at 8365 Highway 119 from B-3 Business Community District to B-4 General Business District.
  • A public hearing at the request of Samuel Wayne Brown prezoning a parcel of land located at 1104 Kent Dairy Road to R-3 Residential prior to annexation.
  • A public hearing  at the request of Samuel Wayne Brown annexing approximately 2.10 acres located at 1104 Kent Dairy Road.

The next Alabaster City Council meeting will take place on Monday, Dec. 11 and the second  city council meeting for the month of December has been moved to Thursday, Dec. 21 due to the originally scheduled date coinciding with Christmas Day.