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Priceville to consider tire display ordinance

Published 11:52am Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Clif Knight

Hartselle Enquirer


Priceville Council is taking steps to eliminate unsightly outdoor displays of automobile and truck tires in town.

The first reading of an ordinance regulating the storage and display of tires cleared the governing body at its regular meeting Monday night. It will be on the agenda of the next regular meeting on April 14 for consideration.

“Old tires left outdoors hold rainwater and serve as ideal breeding places for mosquitoes,” said Councilman Donald Livingston. “The purpose of this proposed ordinance is to protect the safety and welfare of our citizens and also to make our community more esthetically pleasing to the eye.”

The proposed ordinance sets limits on the number of new or used tires that can be displayed outside of businesses and requires them to be stored inside after business hours. It also prohibits old tires from being left outside on residential property and prescribes punishment for violators.

In a separate but related action, the governing body approved $4,900 purchase mosquito spray.

Mayor Melvin Duran said spraying for mosquito control would begin as soon as warm weather arrives and mosquitoes begin swarming.

The council acted on other matters as follows:

• Approved payment of bills totaling $101,932.13.

• Approved $525 for an advertisement in the Progress Edition of the Hartselle Enquirer.

• Approved $6,099.80 for the purchase of a copier for the town’s public library.

• Approved $350 per person for the town’s mayor, council members and town clerk to attend the 2014 annual Alabama League of Municipalities Convention May 3-6 in Mobile.

• Approved $462 to purchase student planners for PJHS for the 2014-2015 school year .

• Approved $1,165.50 to the National Fire Code subscription service access for one year .

• Approved $4,436 to repaint Fire Station #1 on Bethel Road.

• A public hearing was set for April 14 at 6 p.m. on a request from Fredricks Equipment for a special event retail alcohol license for Sat., April 26.

• Councilman Tommy Perry announced the town’s annual Easter Egg Hunt would be Sat., April 12, at 2 p.m. at Veterans Park for children 0-10. Sat., April 19 will be the rain date.￿

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