Fairview Town Council notes: Jan. 7, 2019

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The Fairview Town Council held its first meeting of the new year on Monday night. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune)

FAIRVIEW – On Monday evening, the Fairview Town Council held its first meeting of the new year.  Town Clerk Debbie Shedd began by distributing paperwork and instructing new members on forms to file with the Probate Office.  

The council heard from a representative of the Fairview Senior Center, who informed members that deadbolt locks on the center’s restrooms, when locked from the inside, have no provision for opening from the outside in the event of a fall or other medical emergency.  The council quickly approved a motion to replace the locks with deadbolts that have knobs on the inside and key mechanisms on the outside.

Mayor Keith Henry then updated the council on Fairview’s town limit signs, noting that two nuts and bolts had been stolen from each of the two signs on Alabama Highway 69.  The council discussed means of permanently attaching the signs to the posts. Henry also acknowledged receiving a letter from the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) informing him that those signs were on state right of way and required a permit.  The state was willing to allow them to remain and sent the mayor the necessary paperwork. In conjunction with state requirements, the council passed a resolution agreeing to maintain the signs and the ground/grass around them.

Henry reported to the council that the large plywood Christmas card decoration used by the town had become waterlogged by recent rains and would need to be disposed of and replaced.  The council took no vote, but agreed by consensus to do so.

The council also considered what to do about large trucks hauling heavy equipment parking in the town park parking lot and on the adjacent grass across from the Superette on Wesley Avenue.  Concerned that the vehicles could damage the pavement and were already damaging the grass, the council passed a motion to post a 1-ton limit on trucks entering the parking area.

With no vote, the council decided by consensus to move meeting times from 7 p.m. to 6 p.m. starting in February.

The council also held an informal discussion about road conditions in town and considered various ideas about how to approach the issue, without any action taken.

The Fairview Town Council meets on the first Monday of each month at the new time of 6 p.m. at Fairview Town Hall.  The public is invited to attend.

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