Section of High Street deemed dangerous closing

By Lea Rizzo, Daily Mountain Eagle
Posted 2/10/17

DORA - Mayor Randy Stephens introduced a new resolution to the city council at Thursday's meeting proposing to close part of a street in Dora.

If approved, the resolution would close a section of High Street from the 300 block to the 500 block in …

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Section of High Street deemed dangerous closing

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DORA - Mayor Randy Stephens introduced a new resolution to the city council at Thursday's meeting proposing to close part of a street in Dora.

If approved, the resolution would close a section of High Street from the 300 block to the 500 block in Old Dora.

The street is "collapsing, for lack of a better word," Stephens explained. "Floods in recent years have undermined the street and it's really not safe to travel on that road. We need to close a section of it where the water has washed away the pavement."

The resolution states that the city has determined that this section of High Street poses a safety hazard in its present condition. It also says the section of road is infrequently used and does not provide direct access to homes.

The council will vote on the resolution at the next city council meeting on Feb. 23.

Any city resident with thoughts or concerns regarding this resolution can contact city council members or Dora City Hall at 205-648-3211.

While the council was reviewing departmental reports, Stephens announced that January was a record-setting month for Horse Creek Golf Course, in both rounds of golf played and revenue.

"Since the golf course opened 16 years ago, this is the biggest month we've ever had," he said.

Council member Marion Combs also commended the department heads, saying they were all doing a good job.

The council also passed a resolution that pertains to the city's mowing agreement with the Alabama Department of Transportation and approved donating the school sign outside T.S. Boyd Elementary School to a local church.

The council agreed to a request from the police department for the city to sponsor Reserve Officer Landon Brown so he could attend the police academy. Brown will pay for the classes himself.

The council also approved the minutes from the Jan. 26 meeting and approved the bill list.