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The next meeting will be March 25. Read more

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Mountain Brook City Council

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The Mountain Brook City Council on Monday voted unanimously to ask state legislators to call for a referendum to raise the ad valorem property tax by 10 mills. Read more

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City Manager Sam Gaston said he would meet with the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham and officials from Vestavia Hills about Liberty Park and Overton Road and bring the conversation before the council again. Read more

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The school zone signs will also have flashing LEDs that are solar powered. Read more

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The council opted to not take action yet on the right-of-way encroachment request, as they had not seen the property in question. Read more

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The grant would help fund a project to renovate the Jemison Park trails. Read more

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Councilors Billy Pritchard, Alice Womack and Lloyd Shelton were sworn into their seats after they ran uncontested in this year's municipal elections. Read more

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The Spartan Shuttle will kick off on Nov. 5. Read more

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The capital funds will go toward a myriad of projects around Mountain Brook. Read more

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Local business owners had inquired about adding another short-term parking space in the Sneaky Pete's area and moving the construction fence off the curb to potentially allow for additional parking. Read more

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Council members also reviewed the first draft of the Property Standards and Nuisance Codes. Read more

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Council members also approved updates to the Lane Parke PUD and reviewed updates to the energy code, erosion and sediment control ordinance and the illicit storm water discharge ordinance. Read more

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Fire Chief Chris Mullins also presented his department's new challenge coins and discussed the symbolism in their designs. Read more

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Members also approved the upgrade of two positions in the Public Works Department. Read more

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Students of Leadership Mountain Brook presented final project ideas during the council meeting on April 24 as well. Read more

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The projects included plans for a more permanent outdoor venue in Crestline, crosswalk lights and "Welcome to Mountain Brook" signs. Read more

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For the majority of the intersections that were discussed, the council opted to leave the roadways as they are, per recommendations, or to review their options before taking action. Read more

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Superintendent Dicky Barlow said the school system is constantly working to improve security measures for both students and faculty at the schools. Read more

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The next regular meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Feb. 26. Read more

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Hosting the training in-house would save the city between $2,900 and $3,800 per year and the grant application would potentially pay for crosswalk countdown timers. Read more

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