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The former Regions Park is back in the hands of the City of Hoover following the BirminghamBarons’ departure, and its future will boast festivals, major sporting tournamentsand more.
Other business conducted during the Feb. 17 Hoover City Council Meeting included:
• Approved a bid in the amount of $182,890 from Richard Sprouse Construction for roof recoating at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium.
• Approved a bid in the amount of $40,514 from MXI Environmental Services, LLC for household hazardous waste collection.
• Approved a motion authorizing Ivey to execute an addendum to a claims services agreement with Hill Administrative, Inc. for workers’ compensation claims.
• Approved a motion authorizing Ivey to execute a preliminary engineering agreement with Kimberly-Horn Associates for an upgrade of traffic signals in the city.
• Approved a motion authorizing Ivey to execute agreements with Crown Castle South, LLC to add public safety communications antennas and equipment at a tower located at 2401 Highway 150. The council also approved a motion authorizing Ivey to execute an agreement with Pinnacle Tower, LLC to add public safety communications antennas and equipment at a tower located at 2331 Tyler Road.
• Approved an Alcoholic Beverage Control Board application for the off premise sale of retail beer and wine at Hoover Food Mart located at 3219 Lorna Road.
• Approved an Alcoholic Beverage Control Board application for the on premise sale of restaurant retail liquor at Johnny Brosco’s NYS Pizza located at 2341 John Hawkins Parkway.
• The council meeting also included a public hearing on a request by Church of Christ Riverchase to add a canopy structure to their property located at 1868 Montgomery Highway.
Hoover Resident Larry Kunz compared the proposed building, which would be used to protect the church’s bus and reportedly be 50 by 57 feet in size, to a canopy similar to that at a gas station convenience store.
“That’s twice as big as the footprint of my house,” said Kunz, who lives approximately 200 feet from the church.
Kunz said he was encouraged with a decision by the Council to delay a decision on the canopy until its next regular meeting on March 3. The Council met privately with Kunz and a church representative after the meeting and requested the church provide drawings of how the structure would look.