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By Clif Knight

Researcher Hartselle

Falkville City Council has approved an amendment to the city’s zoning ordinance increasing the minimum amount for which a building permit is required from $500 to $1,000.

No one spoke for or against the proposed fee adjustment in a public hearing, which preceded a call for a vote at a regular meeting on June 6.

A building permit is required for the construction of any building, including accessory structures, the cost of which exceeds $1,000.

The board ruled on other agenda items as follows:

  • An ordinance was introduced authorizing the expenditure of public funds for certain public events, including festivals, picnics, concerts and other public events.
  • The mayor was authorized to enter into a contract with Donald Walker to paint a mural on a private building at Grissom Way and US Highway 31 at a cost of $6,500. Two grants totaling $4,500 were received to help cover costs
  • A resolution was approved to change the city’s personnel policy by allowing employees to receive incentives and rewards to recognize exemplary performance or innovations that reduce costs or lead to improvements in services to the public
  • Authorized renewal of Park & ​​Recreation liability and accidental insurance for all sports except football in the amount of $2,291.60
  • Public hearing held and approval of rezoning of the Sanders property at 3701 East Pike Road and 18 Grissom Way from B-1 to Rl
  • Approved street repair on Sivley Drive, East Main Street and Second Street by Jones Brothers for approximately $4,520
  • Agreed to pay Peebles Oil Company the appraised value of its property for the Buster Road project