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Ribbon cutting set for sidewalks


Downtown streetscape project (Photo by Charlotte Blasingame)
By Alton Mitchell

On Monday while many state offices around Alabama recognized Confederate Memorial Day, the LaFayette City Council was busy and holding its normal bi-weekly meeting. During the meeting there was a lot accomplished and news was given of several events in the works around the area in the coming days.

One of the biggest announcements at this week’s meeting was about an event that will take place on Thursday morning. On that morning the LaFayette city council along with members of the Greater Valley Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the new downtown streetscape project in LaFayette.

Council members plan to hold the event at 11:00 a.m. CST on Thursday in front of the McClendon Building downtown. That building is presently in the works to be the home of LaFayette’s new city offices to include City Hall.

The Council also proclaimed April 23rd- April 29th at Parent Alienation Prevention Week in LaFayette. The council signed the proclamation during the Monday meeting at city Hall. Along with the proclamation LaFayette will recognize April 25th as blow bubbles for love day in LaFayette.
City officials were also given an update on the status of the new city park. Council members learned that the process of open bidding had begun for phase one of the park. Phase one will include a gravel drive, playground, parking, and grass for the park. The city has received one bid back for phase one. The bid is over the amount that the city was planning to spend. Officials will now work with that contractor to see about the possibility of making modifications.

The LaFayette City Council also voted to renew its Chambers County Emergency Communications Contract with the 911-center in Hughley. The LaFayette City Council meets once every two weeks. Council members made an adjustment to their calendar for the month of May. Due to a conflict in scheduling the council moved its May 22nd meeting to May 15th.