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Photo by Madison Miller
Jesse Evans with Covenant Bank speaks to the council
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Photo by Madison Miller
Don Erwin with Barber Companies speaks against the building of the gas station on Highway 119 at the Hoover Council Meeting.
Mayor Gary Ivey announced that council member Trey Lott will vacate his seat on the council at its meeting on Jan. 20. Lott resigned from his position after a recent move from Greystone to Alabaster.
The Hoover City Council also shot down a request for the building of a gas station at the corner of Highway 119 and Doug Baker Boulevard.
The request was submitted by Covenant Bank to rezone the property to allow for the station to be constructed. Its previous zoning did not allow for gas pumps to be located on the site. Jesse Evans spoke on behalf of Covenant Bank and gave a presentation outlining each requirement for the project and stated that it had been through the city's planning and zoning commission
During public comments, several residents spoke out against the project including Don Erwin from Barber Companies and Dr. Randy Haddock, biologist with the Cahaba River Society.
Erwin cited the possibility of other uses for the property such as commercial real estate and said that the majority of residents did not approve of a gas station in close proximity to residential property.
Haddock spoke on the damage that the construction of the station could cause to the Cahaba River, which would cause flooding and property damage to homes and other businesses in the area.
The council voted 4-0 against Covenant's request.
The council also:
- Authorized Mayor Ivey to execute Addendum One to Claims Service Contract with Alternative Concepts, LLC
- Authorized Mayor Ivey to execute Task Order to contract for professional mapping services with G-squared and Shelby County for the purposes of updating the area's topography.
- Approved a project authorized by the Medical Clinic Board of the City of Hoover for the Brookwood Freestanding Emergency Care Facility located at the intersection of Highway 119 and U.S. 280.
- Approved an ABC application for Tu Tuan Nguyen d/b/a Asian Cuisine located at 2539 John Hawkins Parkway, Suite 137.
- Set public hearings for Feb. 16 to consider requests for a proposed fueling station to be located on the property of the existing Wal-Mart located at 5335 Highway 280 and for the construction of a new church to be located at 5225 Ross Bridge Parkway.
The next council meeting will be held on Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. Visit hooveral.org.