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Flooding and erosion issues have been a persistent problem throughout Homewood during heavy storms due to a number of factors, including old and undersized drains, hard surfaces that prevent absorption into the ground and the loss of trees. Read more

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Central Avenue

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At its May 20 meeting, the council approved Volkert Engineering’s proposal to study Central Avenue and the possibility of reconnecting a former street along Griffin Brook as a greenway for people on bikes or on foot. Read more

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The City Council will interview the candidates on Wednesday, May 15. Read more

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City Council May 13

Sydney Cromwell

After some initial confusion and a narrow vote on May 13, the Homewood City Council will have to pass a resolution approving the sign variance request at its next meeting. Read more

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Homewood’s existing sign code, Borys said, is not user-friendly and has a number of different sign districts that don’t match up with property zoning for different uses. Read more

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Property owner Tim Coker plans to relocate the existing building and replace it with a 6,000-square-foot building, containing two commercial tenants and a second-story condominium, as well as an underground parking garage. Read more

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The council's committees also heard budget requests from the Police Department and sign and landscaping plans from the downtown Jack's. Read more

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April 8 City Council meeting

Sydney Cromwell

Council members wanted to see a rendering of how the new two-story building would look. Read more

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Sign ordinance

Sydney Cromwell

The odor issues in West Homewood also came up again, after the odor reappeared last week. Read more

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These agreements mean work can move forward on the two projects. Read more

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The program is a response to increased pedestrian safety concerns at the school and Patriot Park. Read more

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Patriot Park Revamp

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The council also approved a fence for Bethel AME Church around its air conditioning units. Read more

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Extended stay hotels

Sydney Cromwell

Homewood City Council’s special issues committee intends to draft an ordinance capping how long people can stay at hotels within city limits, but the details of that ordinance are still unclear. Read more

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Forest Brook Sidewalks

Sydney Cromwell

The council also received a bid for the Patriot Park connector far outside its expected budget. Read more

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Certified Local Government

Sydney Cromwell

This status will allow the commission to apply for federal grants for historic preservation work. Read more

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510 Tamworth Lane

Sydney Cromwell

The property owner had requested to rezone the triangular lot to be part of the development of a hotel and Bricktop's restaurant. Read more

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Stop sign

Sydney Cromwell

Residents came to the meetings to discuss problems on a number of streets. Read more

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Sydney Cromwell

After a study by an attorney and a closed-door executive session, Homewood City Council voted on Jan. 28 to file a lawsuit contesting the results of the November election on whether to exempt the city from the statewide property tax cap. Read more

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Sydney Cromwell

The city gave out its annual Employee of the Year awards on Jan. 15. Read more

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Hena Street

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The developer intended to resurvey the property into six lots, to build five homes and a lot for community septic system and green space. Read more

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