By Morgan Bryce
Several major citywide developments are coming to Smiths Station, according to discussion amongst council members and Mayor Bubba Copeland during the group’s meeting last Tuesday.
During the group’s work session, Copeland touched on a number of subjects, including the nearing completion of a new baseball field at the Smiths Station Sports Complex and the historic Jones Store Museum, additions of a public works vehicle for work at future sewage installation sites and tractor for roadside mowing and the acquisition of nearby land that he hinted will be the site of some major city developments. No other pertinent information or specific timelines for these developments were given during the meeting.
At the start of the group’s regular meeting, local Red Cross Representative Hunter Smart presented information to the council on the assistance his organization was able to provide the city in the immediate aftermath and weeks following the March 3 tornadoes.
Following Smart’s 13-minute presentation, Copeland took a moment to thank both him and the Red Cross for their efforts in helping the city get back on its feet during the last three months.
“We couldn’t be where we’re at today if it hadn’t been for the efforts of the Alabama Forestry Commission and the Red Cross. They were instrumental in the rapid pace of our recovery,” Copeland said.
City Summer Intern Taylor Verbowski provided the council with information on the city’s third annual “Family Movie Night” July 27 at the sports complex.
The free event will begin at 6:30 p.m. E.S.T. and will include family-friendly activities and games for children, food trucks and a showing of the first installment of “The Secret Life of Pets” movie series.
The Smiths Station City Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month with a work session beginning at 5:30 p.m. E.S.T. and regular meeting at 6 p.m.
Their meetings are held within the council chambers of the Smiths Station Government Center, which is located at 2336 Lee Road 430.
For more information, call 334-297-8771 or visit www.smithsstational.gov.