Gary Ivey headline
I want to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy holiday season. We are so fortunate to live in such a wonderful city to celebrate it in.
In new city news, the city council recently passed a $126 million dollar budget for 2013. The city is financially sound and for the past eight years has had a balanced budget. At this time, we have $31.6 million in reserves.
The City of Hoover also is in partnership with Vestavia and Jefferson County in a $2.7 million project to pave Rocky Ridge Road from Lorna Road to Highway 280. This road is highly traveled and will be a much needed improvement to the area.
In addition, now that the Barons have vacated Regions Park, we have been hard at work to recruit national events to the park, including the Final 4 NCAA Soccer Tournament the 2013 Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour and the SEC Baseball Tournament. I hope you will continue to support this world-class facility, right in our backyard, with the upcoming events we are working to host there.
Thank you to all those who came out to our annual Tree Lighting ceremony on Nov. 29, to help us officially kick off the holiday season. What a wonderful evening with a visit from Santa, all on a magical snowy evening in Hoover!
In 2013, we will build upon the engaging community events already in place. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please let us hear from you. You can always call our office or visit our website at hooveral.org
We are happy to serve the people of Hoover, and I am honored to be your Mayor for another four years.
Have a safe and wonderful holiday season!