From the desk of the Mayor..........................
As the year of 2014 winds down let me update you with information and upcoming events. On Monday, October 6, 2014, the city council and I welcomed Pricilla McWilliams to the council board. Mrs. McWilliams was appointed to fill the vacant council seat on the city council board. Welcome aboard!
On Thursday, October 15, 2014, the City of Pleasant Grove received bids on the Roadway Improvements Phase I, at 10:00 A.M. Central Alabama Asphalt and Construction, LLC submitted the low bid in the amount of $211,801.50. Other bids received for road improvements Phase I were received from the following companies: Cottingham Contracting, Southeastern Sealcoating, Inc., Dunn Construction, APAC Mid-South Paving. This work will begin in the month of November.
Let me share with you that every three months our garbage department sends out quarterly statements. We have a situation where our residents are falling behind on the payments which effects our payment to Waste Management. Please make a call today to Rhonda Maddox about your account in order that we can run our office more efficiently for a service that helps our community. If these bills are not paid it will result in a court date to city hall, which entails additional court costs to the resident. Please call Rhonda Maddox today at, 205-744-1728, for payment resolution.
The Christmas Parade committee has been working on the upcoming festivities starting with the City Lighting on December 4, 2014, at 7:00 P.M. This event will be held on the steps of City Hall. The entertainment will be provided by the Pleasant Grove Elementary School Choir and the Pleasant Grove Middle Band. Also, our Annual Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, December 6, 2014, at 9 AM. If you would like to participate in this years parade please contact Laura Higginbotham at 205-744-6651 or come by city hall and pick up an entry form. You may also visit the city’s website to print out a form: www.cityofpg.net
In closing, our council meetings are held on the first and third Monday of each month. We have had a great turn out the last few months and I appreciate this. It shows that our community wants to be involved. If you have not recently attended let me take this time now to ask you to come show your support for YOUR community. It takes everyone to make a city a place we can call home. Again, thank you for supporting your city leaders and we look forward to see you at our next council meetings which will meet on the following dates:
Monday, December 1st - Pre-Council 6:30 P.M., Council at 7:00 P.M.
Monday, December 15th—Pre-Council 6:30 P.M., Council at 7:00 P.M.