RED BAY | The city’s annual Cleanup Days have been expanded to two weeks this year to help residents have extra time to get rid of brush or clutter.
The cleanup dates were announced at Red Bay’s City Council meeting on Monday, March 6. Residents will be able to take advantage of two clean up weeks this year: April 10-14 and May 1-5. Operations Director Mike Shewbart urged residents to separate trash into piles to be picked up separately. He asked that brush, junk and paint containers and TVs and electronics be sorted and placed in separate piles for pickup as some of the items cannot go in Red Bay’s landfill and must be sent elsewhere. The pickups will occur on regular trash route days.
On that same note the city’s leaf pickup route will be ending soon. Residents are urged to call City Hall now for any pickup of leaves that are not bagged as the truck unit will soon be taken out of service for the season.
Also on Monday, Team Red Bay Relay for Life’s Real Men Wear Pink team members were honored for their efforts in raising awareness of breast cancer.
Several members of the group were on hand, wearing pink bow ties they had been given as part of a resolution that was read by Mayor Charlene Fancher in their honor.
Other information coming out of Monday’s meeting:
- The Council approved the purchase of a new rear-discharge mower to replace a dilapidated unit being taken out of service. The new $12,600 machine will only be used to mow grass at the baseball fields, while two older units will be used on more difficult terrain.
- Striping and reflective markers will be added on Hwy. 11 north and on 4th Avenue SE to Hwy. 24. Additionally, Franklin Electric will be running lines and placing poles to set up lights along 4th Avenue SE to Highway 24 to improve safety along that stretch at night.
- The City will seek bids on gasoline and diesel fuel, and will be accepting applications for a position in the sewer department.
- Mayor Fancher reported on her recent trip to Montgomery to visit with Gov. Robert Bentley and others to lobby for safety improvements along Hwy. 24 and for a traffic light at 4th Avenue SE and Hwy. 11.
The next council meeting is set for March 20 at 7 p.m.