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August 29, 2013

Council seeks input on stop sign; new clerk attends first meeting

GOOD HOPE — City council members plan to seek residents’ opinions in the MayFair subdivision about adding a three-way stop sign to slow down residential driving.

The Good Hope city council met at 6:30 p.m. Monday night to discuss upcoming events, manhole issues, donations and the possibility of adding a stop sign to assist with speeding issues at the intersection of MayFair Lane and Short Street. Mayor Corey Harbison said city leaders plan to talk with community members who live in the subdivision to discuss how they feel about implementing the plans in the near future.

“We are asking for residents in the MayFair subdivision to contact us at the city hall and let us know what they would think about a stop sign being put there,” Harbison said. “

Harbison said adding the stop sign is only an idea at this time, but they’re looking to improve all areas of Good Hope, including minimizing  residential speeding and increasing safety.

The meeting began with a presentation by North Alabama Cullman Agriplex representatives Rachel Dawsey and Tom Williamson, who asked the municipality to donate $1 per city resident to assist the community outreach of agricultural education.

“We have between 2100-2200 residents and we when work on our 2014 budget October 1, we will discuss the donation to the Agriplex,” Harbison said. “They really do a lot for the community.”

In other business the council:

* The council discussed needed manhole repairs and Mayor Harbison authorized they could be repaired in conjunction with the upcoming interstate project.

*Owner of Living Water Services Grady Parsons gave a presentation about repairs within the city.

*The council discussed the upcoming County Road 222 project which will implement a pump station and allow the gravity to run back to James R. Smith Trucking Company and to Super Saver Road.

*Jerry Bartlett discussed the planning of the 2013 Good Hope Christmas parade, and requests that anyone who wishes to participate to contact him at 256-962-8880 or the city hall at 256-739-3757.

* The new city clerk, Christie Chamblee was present at the meeting and will officially start on September 9, 2013.

%Lauren Estes can be reached at or 256-734-2131, ext. 137.

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