New parking restriction set for city’s community center

By ED HOWELL, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 12/17/17

CARBON HILL — The Carbon Hill City Council heard Thursday that the west side of the city’s community center will be blocked off from parking.

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New parking restriction set for city’s community center

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CARBON HILL — The Carbon Hill City Council heard Thursday that the west side of the city’s community center will be blocked off from parking.

Phillip Howard of the Carbon Hill Volunteer Fire Department, said, “We have run into a parking problem behind this building. Several years ago we put ‘no parking’ (signs) in front of the fire station because people were parking in front of the bay doors. Now since the property behind us has been sold, that lady is going to exercise her right. She is going to use part of parking there for her personal vehicles. That means people who have been parking on the far west side of this building can no longer park there, because they will block the exit and entrance of the fire trucks going out.” 

The department asked for permission to put “no parking” signs in that area to make people aware they cannot park on that side of the building anymore.

The council agreed to the action. Councilman Jason Chambers was absent.

In other action, the council: 

•voted to have the city declare ownership of street lights at 32062 First Ave. NW and 32020 First Ave. NW, as well as turning on those lights. District 1 Councilman McClain Burrough abstained on the vote due to being related to residents affected.

•heard a reminder from Mayor Mark Chambers that the city is accepting applications from representatives from Little League groups to be put on the city’s park and recreation board.

•heard the city will be closed Dec. 25-26 for Christmas and Jan. 1-2 for New Years.

Trash for Monday will be picked up the previous Friday and Tuesday’s trash will be picked up on Wednesday.

A garbage truck will be parked at Carbon Hill City Hall on Monday and Tuesday for both holidays for the public’s use in dumping garbage.

•heard the Dec. 28 council meeting will be held as usual at 6 p.m.