HALEYVILLE - Projects are taking place or are in the planning stages all across Haleyville, thanks to resolutions passed by the Haleyville City Council.
Over the past month, the council has approved several resolutions to start projects, ranging from paving and widening roads to striping and paving parking areas utilized heavily by residents.
During the April 4, meeting of the Haleyville City Council, it was announced that the city has been approved for a $224,100 Alabama industrial access road and bridge corporation grant through the Alabama Department of Transportation to widen and resurface County Road 90 in the Botush Industrial Park from its intersection with Highway 13. The project will be approximately 1,035 feet wide with a length of approximately 2/10 of a mile. The council approved entering into agreement with ALDOT on the project.
The city will be responsible for the engineering costs, right-of-way costs, utility costs and any project overruns. The council approved The Cassady Company, Inc., to provide engineering services for the project, with a fee not exceeding $52,005.50.
The council also approved additional resurfacing and striping at Lakeland Community Hospital, a project the city undertook using portions of its American Rescue Act funding. Additional striping work on the project will include the crosswalk from the hospital’s helicopter pad, located behind the hospital, to the emergency department. Striping in the maintenance area will also take place. The amount of the additional striping is expected to be $3,446.
The parking lots at Lakeland are not the only places that will see a fresh surface soon. During the council’s March 21, meeting, the council approved seal coating and restriping the upper and lower parking lots at Haleyville City Hall, with Stripes of Tuscaloosa presenting proposals for the work. The total cost for the project will be $9,471, breaking down as $3,940 for the upper parking lot and $5,531 for the lower parking lot. The work should be completed by May, which will be well before those parking lots will be filled for the annual 9-1-1 Festival the first weekend in June.
Another project that is expected to be on track for completion before the 9-1-1 Festival is the stage for the Heart of Haleyville Pocket Park downtown, council member Dr. Ray Boshell announced during the April 4, meeting. The stage is now in place, and a roof for the structure should be ready and installed in time for the festival.
The stage in the park is not the stage where the Friday night 9-1-1 Festival concert will take place. That event, headlined by country music crossover artist Sara Evans, will take place behind the Haleyville Public Library.
In other business, the city has been approved for funds from the Federal Aviation Administration to rehabilitate the runway, taxiway and apron at the Haleyville Airport. The council approved the mayor to enter into an agreement with The Cassady Company, Inc., for engineering services on the project in the amount of $279,998.76.
Council member Brian Berry gave the Haleyville Police Department report for the month of March during the April 4, meeting. During March, officers worked 10 accidents, took 75 incident and offense reports, issued 167 citations, 48 warning tickets and 3 non-UTC citations and arrested 37 individuals.
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