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The Big Read: Alabama Reads The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
by Mark Twain
January 1 - April 30 | Big Read Calendar
Read for the Fun of It! The selected title for Alabama's first statewide Big Read is "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain. 210 Alabama public libraries are participating in our statewide Big Read. Check out the local public library for events during February-April 2010. Get started reading today. The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest.
Alexander City Recycling Program
The City of Alexander City recently completed some improvements at the recycling center located at the City Shop on Railey Road. Because of the work done, citizens can see more clearly where to place their recyclables. We urge everyone to bring your plastic, tin cans, aluminum, cardboard and newspaper to the Alexander City Recycling Center. The Recycling Center is open from dawn to dusk, seven (7) days per week.
City To Receive Stimulus Funds
Alexander City was recently notified by the Alabama Department of Transportation that it would receive stimulus funds for a sidewalk project on K Street. “We are very pleased to receive notification of the grants funds being awarded to Alexander City”, said Mayor Barbara H. Young. “We had hoped for some additional stimulus funding for much needed street paving projects, but it just hasn’t materialized. However, we are happy to be receiving the funds for this project.” The funding, which will be at 100%, of the total construction cost, will include the installation of sidewalks along the west side of K Street. The estimated cost of said project is $ 790,000. “This project is primarily a safety project”’ said Mayor Young. “Gwen Coley had championed the cause for this project for several years while she was on the City Council, however, funds just weren’t available. Now that 100% federal funding is available, we feel this is the right time to construct this much needed project”. According to Bill Young, Councilman for District 1 where K Street is located, actual construction of said project should begin in the first quarter of 2010. The project was designed by Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood, Inc., an engineering firm located in Montgomery.
Alexander City's New Smoking Ordinance
Effective January 1, 2009
Alexander City's new non-smoking ordinance, passed in June 2008, will go into effect on January 1, 2009. Many public places, individuals and businesses will be affected by this new ordinance and have been contacting the City to request a copy of the ordinance. In an effort to get this information out to the public, a complete copy of the ordinance is provided at the link below. If you have any question, please contact Steve Morgan, Code Enforcement Officer at City Hall, 256-329-6706 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ordinance No. 2008-22
Alexander City Senior Nutrition Program Receives Donation
Dr. B.B. Sellers, a local physician, is shown handing the keys to a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe to Janice Taylor, Senior Nutrition Center Manager. Dr. Sellers donated the multi-passanger vehicle to the Center for the exclusive use of its programs. The vehicle will be used to transport the seniors on various trips, for its outreach program, delivering home bound meals and as a back-up for the existing Center van. The City and the seniors would like to thank Dr. Sellers for his very generous donation!
City Develops New “Predictable” Brush Pickup Routes
In an effort to make city services more efficient, cost-effective, convenient and predictable for its citizens, the City of Alexander City Public Works Department is changing its procedures for curbside brush pickup. Beginning June 1, 2008, the brush trucks will pick up curbside brush and debris according to the predictable scheduled routes shown on the map.
Terry Bishop, Superintendent of the Environmental Services Department, and his employees have been working on the new route for the last couple of months on a trial-and-error basis. During this time, they have tweaked the routes to a point that they now feel confident that they have established a scheduled route that they can meet. This route has been established in an effort to be as aggressive as possible at picking up the brush, while allowing for regular down-time due to breakdowns, equipment maintenance, inclement weather, employee absences, holidays, priority changes, etc. (More Here)
Summer Energy Saving Tips from Your
Alexander City Light and Power
The Alexander City Light and Power Department is offering tips on this site for conserving energy during the hot summer months. This service is sponsored by the City of Alexander City and the Alabama Municipal Electrical Association, of which Alexander City is a member. With the rising cost of all utilities, including electricity, you can help reduce the cost of your electricity by following a few simple suggestions from these energy efficiency tip. For more information, please click on the links below.
Refresh Air Filters
Hot Water Consumption
Energy Savings For Your Dryer
Cook Up Energy Savings
HOUSE FIRE FATALITIES ON THE RISE
The International Association of Fire Chiefs is pleading with the media to help us inform the public of the high number of house fires with fatalities that have occurred since the beginning of February. "We have lost too many people in home fires in the last two weeks," said President Chief Jim Harmes. "Last night, six were killed in a house fire in Louisiana, two in house fires in Tennessee and one in my own community in Grand Blanc, Michigan. It is mid-February and by media reports, 59 people in the U.S. have perished in house fires in 17 states since the beginning of this month. "We have got to do something," said Harmes. "These are not just statistics; these are lives-lives of the people we serve in our communities. These are the same lives that you, the media, serve. Help us to get the word out to our readers and listeners. Our citizens now have more protection available for their homes than ever before and yet people are losing their lives because they are not taking this protection seriously."
Please, help us pass along these life-saving suggestions:
1. Check smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to be sure they are working properly.
2. Have an escape plan with a meeting place.
3. Once you exit your home, DO NOT return. Too many people lose their lives going back into a burning home.
4. Stoves are not made for heating homes.
5. Supplemental heating devices should be used and maintained in accordance with manufacturer recommendations. Keep combustibles clear. Do not leave supplemental heating devices unattended.
6. If you are burning wood in your fireplace, make sure your chimneys are properly maintained. That goes for your furnace, as well.
7. If candles are necessary, use them in a safe environment in a fireproof container and away from children. Do not leave them unattended.
8. And for the long term, consider getting a residential fire sprinkler.
According to statistics, the risk of death by fire is reduced by 82 percent when smoke detectors are accompanied with residential fire sprinklers.
Council Adopts Junk Law
A new city ordinance is making sure residents clean up their acts or at least their property.
The Alexander City council unanimously approved a new ordinance Tuesday night to make it unlawful for any person or business to keep junk or excessive building materials on property within city limits.
For more of this story, click here.
OLD COMPUTER, RADIOS, TV'S, MICROWAVES
CITY DISPOSAL QUESTIONS ANSWERED
In response to our citizens' concerns, the city is providing a place for disposal of computers, microwaves, radios and televisions at the City Shop at the designated recyling area on Railey Road.
Citizens must bring these items only – NO REFRIGERATORS OR AIR CONDITIONS.
We ask that you put/lay the items down-not throw them- to prevent breakage.
You may access Railey Road from Joseph Street or Russell Road.
If you have any questions, please contact 409-2020.
The Alexander City Police Department
The Alexander City Police Department Honor Guard presented the colors recently at the replica of the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall at the Charles E. Bailey, Sr. Sportplex.
Alexander City Inert Landfill
The Alexander City Inert Landfill on North Central Avenue will be open on the Second Saturday of every month from 7 AM until 12 Noon. Permits must be obtained at City Hall prior to the Saturday opening. Permits may be purchased at the Utility Department from Monday through Friday from 8 AM until 5 PM.
Items Not Accepted
The Alexander City Inert Landfill
Open Monday through Friday 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Every Second Saturday 8:00 AM - 12 Noon