Vinemont Town Council discusses upcoming blood drive; street entrance safety concerns

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(Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune)

SOUTH VINEMONT, Ala.- The Town of South Vinemont will host a blood drive this Saturday July 17 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the town hall. The Life South Blood Mobile will be on-site.  

Movie night has been rescheduled for Aug. 21 at 7:45 p.m. The event was originally planned for June but was postponed due to a tropical storm. “Toy Story 4” will be shown as a free community event at the town’s community center.  

Concerns regarding safety at the entrance of Park Drive in Vinemont were discussed. Mayor Dodson had looked into recent accidents and reported after checking with Alabama State Highway Patrol that the two accidents from Memorial Day Weekend were “not due to the Park Drive entrance or people from crossing over from Park Drive.”  

Concerns regarding the narrow entrance of Woods Street off Highway 31 were addressed by South Vinemont Public Works Director Mike Graves. He explained, “First of all, we’ve got to come up with a plan for the state highway department. They’ll have to approve it before anything can be done.” He stated that there is room to widen the entrance but due to it being a state right of way, the approval would have to come from the state.  

Graves could not give a timeframe on how long the approval process might take, saying, “You’re on the state’s time, so it could take a week or it could take a month. I can’t give you a timeline on their process.”  

The council also approved the opening of a new checking with interest bearing account by the Mayor for American Rescue Plan funds.  

The South Vinemont Town Council meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend. 

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