Cahaba Road rezoning tabled

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 10, 2004

The Greenville City Council addressed two public hearings before meeting Monday night.

Kathy McHugh and Frank Snowden both addressed the council on issues that they felt needed immediate attention.

McHugh’s public meeting was a preview to Resolutions 2004-09, and 2004-10, which were addressed in the council meeting.

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Both Resolutions had to do with accepting CDBG LR-CM-RR-02-014 (Methodist Hill Housing Rehabilitation and Sewer Improvements Project) to authorize Project Closeout, as well as future CDBG Projects.

McHugh presented pictures of homes that were in dire need of repair and explained why assistance was needed.

&uot;These are not people that can just go to the bank and get the money in most cases,&uot; said McHugh. &uot;They need our help.&uot;

McHugh’s argument was convincing enough to help the council approve both resolutions.

Greenville Mayor Dexter McLendon also expressed hopes for future projects through CDBG.

&uot;Our plans are to try to get CDBG grants or apply for it in the next few months,&uot; said McLendon. &uot;It hasn’t been finalized but we hope to get this done.&uot;

The second public hearing was in regards to a request to rezone certain property on Cahaba road from R-A (Residential Agricultural) to C-3 (Highway Commercial), as requested by the property owner and developer Charlie Williams and Associates.

Frank Snowden, the son of the property owners, asked that the resolution be tabled until a better contract could be worked out.

During the meeting the council agreed to address the issue at a future meeting.

In old business, the council approved Ordinance 2004-02, which amended The Code of Ordinances of the City of Greenville, Alabama, chapter 2, Administration.

This resolution dealt with district polling sites.

Because the ordinance changes voting districts it had gotten a great deal of opposition.

However, Mayor McLendon said the change was necessary.

&uot;When they have a census and take a look at it you have to change the lines,&uot; said McLendon. &uot;We looked at it several different ways to go and with help came up with the outline we see here.&uot;

Ordinance 2004-03 also fell into this conversation. This ordinance came along the same lines as it dealt with rezoning to provide near equal population in each district as required by the One-Man-One Vote law.

This ordinance was also approved.

The council also approved spending for two recent expenses that had come along.

Approval was given for payment of $2,042.87 to McKinley Tire Sales and Service for parts and labor to install a remanufactured transmission in Police Car 70.

Payment of $3,000 for an overhead door for the Public Works Building for labor and materials was also approved.

The council will next meet on March 22 at 5:30 p.m.