Scottsboro Mayor Robin Shelton is set to give his annual State of the City address at the Page Administration Building Auditorium on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020.
The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a free community breakfast, and Shelton will give his address around 8 a.m.
Shelton will speak about several things the City of Scottsboro accomplished in 2019, along with a look into 2020 and some of the plans for the city. He will cover the number of grants the city received in 2019.
“I think we’ve done really well in pursuing grants, and we’ve been able to get several projects completed thanks to those grants,” said Shelton.
He said he would discuss the County Park Road and Highway 72 intersection project during his speech as well. Shelton said the project is currently in the design phase, and they are currently having meetings about the project. He is excited about this project and said he ready to see how it will utilize the access roads in the corridor.
Shelton is hopeful that the new traffic signal in front of Walmart will be operational by the time of the State of the City address. He said the weather has not been cooperative for the contracting company to finish up its work over there. He is hoping the access road will be open and the signal will be working by Jan 4.
He also said citizens of Scottsboro will want to know what is new and what is coming to the city in 2020. Shelton does not know if he will be able to get into specifics about the future of Scottsboro, but he did say he might be able to talk about ongoing industry expansion during his speech.
Shelton also said he was going to highlight the things Scottsboro Water, Sewer, Gas and the Scottsboro Electric Power Board do for the city. He said sometimes those two organizations do not always get the credit they deserve.
Page Administration Building is located at 335 College Avenue in Scottsboro. Shelton urges citizens to attend the address to hear the ongoing of the City of Scottsboro.