The Smiths Station City Council had a quiet month of meetings. The mayor and council made one new appointment to the Historical Commission and had first and second readings for two items of business related to public works and road improvements.

At its June 13 meeting, the Smiths Station City Council appointed Jilmeka Ashford to fill a space on the Historical Commission. The space was previously held by Susan Lansdon, who has vacated her term.

Following Ashford’s appointment, the council held a first reading to purchase a four-ton dump truck for the city’s Public Works Department. The dump truck would come from the Alabama Department of Transportation’s (ALDOT) Surplus Listing Bureau.

The council also held a first reading to enter into a contract with Phenix Paving and Maintenance LLC for the Donna Place (Lee Road 853) Improvements Project.

The Donna Place project is one of several on the city’s radar intended to improve road conditions, having recently completed improvements to Cummings Road and Susan Place.

The next day, the city of Smiths Station recognized Flag Day.

“The City of Smiths Station commemorates the 138th anniversary of Flag Day, a day celebrating the rich history and legacy of our nation’s flag which was created in 1777,” the city posted on social media.

The city also closed on June 19 in observance of Juneteenth.

“We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Juneteenth and acknowledge the importance of this day for our citizens and community,” the city wrote on its Facebook page a few days ahead of the holiday.

At its June 27 meeting, the council held second readings for the two items of business from the June 13 meeting — for the dump truck from ALDOT and the contract with Phenix Paving and Maintenance LLC.

The council also heard an update on its General Fund Budget statement for May 2023.

The Smiths Station City Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. Eastern Time at the city’s government center, located at 2336 Panther Parkway (Lee Road 430). A work session is held 30 minutes prior in the same location. Meetings are open to the public.