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Lancaster Road

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Lancaster Road residents asked the Homewood City Council to help combat speeding on their street at Monday's committee meetings. Read more

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

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

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"I have seen a true effort by Buffalo Rock to be working on what they understand they’re supposed to do," Bazemore said. Read more

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At the city’s Aug. 15 Public Safety Committee meeting, Police Chief Tim Ross presented a mid-year report on certain types of crimes. Read more

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Smoking regulations

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The proposed regulations, which will go before the council Nov. 9 for a final vote, include banning smoking in all areas of restaurants, hotels and nursing homes. Read more

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Smoking regulations

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The recommendation passed 3-1, with Ward 1 Representative Britt Thames voting against. The committee also voted to schedule a public hearing on the issue. Read more

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Public Safety Committee

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Mayor Scott McBrayer will present budgets for the 2015-16 fiscal year at Monday’s Homewood City Council committee meeting. Read more

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Public Safety Committee

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The public safety committee also discussed the problem of victims being unwilling to file complaints. Mike Kendrick said that in order for police to respond to a dog attack, they must either witness the incident or act upon a formal complaint. Read more

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Homewood committee meetings

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The Homewood public safety committee is requesting consideration of current and future animal control ordinances at its Monday, Aug. 17 meeting. Read more

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An online survey this week also found that most people are against specific regulations around the ownership of certain types of dogs, such as pit bulls. Read more

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We’d like to hear what the community thinks about how the city should respond regarding dangerous dogs. Share your opinion in our survey. Read more

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Dangerous Dog Ordinances

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Discussion by the committee and Hurst ranged across a wide variety of ways to reduce the number of dog attacks. Read more

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Animal Control Ordinance

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At its July 20 meeting, the public safety committee heard from animal control officer Robbie Bagby Hurst and Lt. Ross about the possibility of new ordinances for aggressive dogs. Read more

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Homewood committee meetings

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Establishing a medical enterprise zone has the potential to draw more healthcare businesses to Homewood, and Hickman pointed out that these businesses tend to stay in their offices for many years. Read more

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Oak and Raleigh

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Oak and Raleigh, a planned deli and meat market across from Patriot Park, is hoping to receive $6,000 in tax abatements from the City of Homewood. The public safety committee approved this incentive package during its May 4 meeting. Read more

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Pedestrian barriers in Downtown Edgewood

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The proposed pedestrian barriers would be approximately three feet high and created from custom-made steel bars. They would be placed along three sides of the sidewalk in front of the shopping center. Read more

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