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Peter Wright

Homewood City Council

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Peter Wright will take over for Bruce Limbaugh after he resigned unexpectedly from the Homewood City Council on Friday, Oct. 4. Read more

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Sydney Cromwell

Mayfair area residents packed the council's work session chambers prior to the vote to share their opinions. Read more

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Save Our Triangle

Sydney Cromwell

The issue will be discussed by the public safety committee on July 10 prior to the city council meeting. Read more

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Committee meeting

Sydney Cromwell

The council also discussed traffic and tree planting around the city, as well as spill containment at the Barber Dairy plant. Read more

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Sydney Cromwell

Council President Bruce Limbaugh and Ward 5 Representative Peter Wright discuss the sales tax increase, bond money allocation, transparency, timeline for approving the bond and more. Read more

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School system funding

Sydney Cromwell

Every resident who spoke at the city council meeting opposed the increase without further study. Read more

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Rich Laws has been on the council since 2012 and Peter Wright since he was appointed in 2010. Read more

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Homewood City Website

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An overhaul is in the works for Homewood's city website, Ward 5 Representative Peter Wright announced at the Dec. 21 city council meeting. Read more

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Oak Grove Patriot Park Lot

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The city council decided after a Dec. 7 work session to reject the proposals for a two-story retail building or a food truck park on the vacant lot at 165 Oxmoor Road. They will open a new request for proposals (RFP) for the property. Read more

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Brookwood Village signage

Sydney Cromwell

As part of negotiations with potential major retailers, representatives of Cypress Equities, the owner of Brookwood Village, have asked the council to allow them to put signs on the mall's retaining wall. Read more

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Parking Signs

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David Brandt of Fravert Services represented the businesses from 2800 to 2836 18th St. S., who wish to install new pole signs at the entrances of the parking lot between 18th Street South and Linden Avenue. Read more

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Peter Wright

Sydney Cromwell

In a 6-3 vote on May 18, the city council approved a controversial plan to rezone 2814 Linden Avenue to institutional district, allowing Cathedral Church of the Advent to use the spot. Read more

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Billboard

Sydney Cromwell

In a unanimous vote, the special issues committee approved an amendment to the city sign ordinance banning electronic billboards anywhere within city limits. Read more

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Servis1st headquarters

Sydney Cromwell

The package includes reduction of ad valorem taxes on the property, located on Woodcrest Place near the U.S. 280/Highway 31 intersection, for up to 20 years. Read more

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Chris Hoyt

Sydney Cromwell

The council’s opposition to the sign came mainly from its aesthetics, as it includes a caricatured drawing of the founder’s face and purposefully uneven lettering. Read more

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Feb. 9 City Council meeting

Sydney Cromwell

City Chief of Staff J.J. Bischoff said this phase will extend from Green Springs Avenue to the end of the Wildwood shopping center. The engineering department is still in the design phase, so Bischoff said he did not have a timeline for construction. Read more

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Finance committee considers bus issue

Sydney Cromwell

The finance committee has once again carried over its discussion on cutting BJCTA bus and paratransit services after a tense meeting with BJCTA officials on Monday, Dec. 8. Read more

City Council discusses Islamic Academy of Alabama rezoning issue

Sydney Cromwell

Council chairman Bruce Limbaugh closed the public hearing and decided to continue the issue until the problems of right-of-way ownership and the school’s cliff edge remediation could be resolved. Read more

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America's Best Value Inn & Suites

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The owners of America’s Best Value Inn & Suites, located on Oxmoor Road at the I-65 interchange, said they "foresee this being a successful resolution and positive step for our city." Read more

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