The Scottsboro City Council set aside $231,565 for road repairs at its regular meeting on Monday evening. The council earmarking the money for road repairs from its recent bond repayment.

Last year, the council earmarked $285,939 for road repairs. The City of Scottsboro has a total of $517,504 earmarked for road repairs. Council President Patrick Stewart said that infrastructure was a main concern last year and nothing has been paved yet. Stewart had formed a committee in April to look into the issue.

He said the city needs to start working on the roads.

“Several of our roads need attention,” said Stewart. “Most of the complaints we get are about our roads.”

Councilman Greg Mashburn asked where the city was on the paving. Scottsboro Mayor Robin Shelton said they are waiting to hear back from a grant application for Gant and Snodgrass Roads. He said they would have to put that project out for bid. Shelton said they have issued purchase orders for four streets.

Out of the $426,565 bond refund, the council earmarked $50,000 for a new storm shelter, $130,000 for the batting cages at Veterans Park, $15,000 for the Scottsboro Rec*Com.

It approved an alcohol license for Dolgencorp LLC doing business as Dollar General Store. It is a transfer of the store’s current alcohol license. The store will be located at 3270 South Broad Street. The license will be pending the final inpection.

The city council approved the payment of KPS invoices for the Scottsboro Jackson County Heritage Center project. The invoices were for $11,053.58 and $34.28. The council will split the $11,053.58 invoice with the Heritage Center.

The council also approved an update of the job description for the Events and Marketing Coordinator for the city. Mayor Robin Shelton said it would just add Main Street Director duties to the current job description. The council will vote on the updated job description at its meeting next week.  

It also announced a vacancy on the Zoning Adjustment Board. Anyone interested should apply in writing to the Scottsboro City Clerk’s Office by 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 24.

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