Sumiton Mayor Petey Ellis said at Tuesday morning’s Sumiton City Council meeting the city’s new sewer system will be operational within the next two weeks, and a sidewalk project in the city should begin shortly thereafter.
“With the sidewalk project, we are down to transferring a few things over into our name,” Ellis said. “Within the next two weeks, it will be online. With this addition, we will be able to add a new dimension to our city and should be able to add more paying customers through some grants.”
Ellis said a sidewalk project to be constructed on Old Birmingham Road was recently awarded to the low bidder and construction should begin soon.
“We want to get with the residents that live along that road,” he said. “We need to let them know that it will be an inconvenience for them for a couple of months.”
In other action from the meeting:
•The Council approved funds to pay for the city’s annual audit.
•Stanley Corley, a Sumiton Parks and Recreation employee, announced the city’s Toy Bowl teams would hold their homecoming Saturday with a parade to begin at 10 a.m. and games to continue throughout the day. The parade route will run from the Sumiton Shopping Center to the Sumiton Community Center by going along Hull Road and Main Street.