Pelham approves crosswalk between The Canopy Development, Oak Mountain Amphitheatre

Published 3:38 pm Tuesday, December 5, 2023

By BARTON PERKINS | Staff Writer

PELHAM – The Pelham City Council approved a bid from Chilton Contractors Inc. to install an additional crosswalk, signage, activation warning light button, curb ramp and a sidewalk to connect The Canopy Development with the Oak Mountain Amphitheatre parking lot at the Council’s regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Dec. 4.

The resolution was discussed briefly in the work session prior to the meeting where the expense was noted to have already been accounted for in the 2024 budget. At the official council meeting, the ordinance was passed.

The following old business resolutions were passed during the meeting:

– An agreement with Axom Enterprise Inc. for the purchase of 10 in-vehicle camera systems for the Pelham Police Department.

– A bid by by Temple J Electric for the installation of a traffic light at Pelham Fire Station No. 3.

– A proposal from CC Lynch and associated to purchase two rain gauges for stormwater monitoring.

– An agreement to participate with Shelby County in the acquisition of the 2024 Aerial Photography and Topographical Mapping Update.

Only one public hearing was scheduled at the meeting and it regarded a possible rezoning of property north of Pelham Parkway from its present zoning of light industrial district to residential townhome. No one in the audience spoke out in favor or against the proposal, but no final decisions were reached regarding the rezoning request.

After the public hearing, the council moved on to the following new business:

-The council chose to unanimously deny the request of OG Puff for a conditional use permit for a CBD, vape, alternative health and wellness, tobacco and exotic snacks store in Pelham.

-While it was initially on the agenda, the council chose to postpone discussions of a sale of a portion of land in the Grande Vista commercial subdivision, where Jack’s is seeking to build a new location, until a future meeting.

The meeting concluded with members of the City Council commenting on how they were looking forward to the upcoming Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 9.

The next city council meeting will be held on Monday, Dec. 18, and two public hearings will be held. The first will be in regard to a potential development agreement between HCI Pelham Central LLC and the city of Pelham. The second hearing will pertain to possible revisions to the boundaries of Pelham’s art and entertainment districts. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m at Pelham City Hall. and all residents are invited to attend.