Town of Thorsby Historical Preservation Committee update
The Thorsby Historical Preservation Committee is working with the Chilton County Soil & Water Conservation District and NRCS to begin the first steps in restoring the historic Thorsby Elementary School Building. Larry McRay of the NRCS will be providing technical expertise for the project. Committee members met with Butch Grimes of Grimes Architects on April 8, to discuss the process of restoring the historical structure. The school will be restored according to Alabama Historical Committee guidelines. A work day was held at the school on April 27, and donated yard sale items that were not sold were taken to a senior center for resale. Volunteers removed particle board from the detached lunchroom building, and secured the windows. The Thorsby Historical Preservation Committee meets on the third Monday of each month at 6:30pm at Thorsby United Methodist Church on Iowa Avenue. The public is invited to attend.
City of Pinson update
The City of Pinson kicked off their Community Planning Assistance Grant project on April 24, 2008, at its monthly Planning Commission meeting. Steve Ostaseski and Yvonne Murray of the RPC met with the Planning Commission and Mayor Hoyt Sanders to discuss the process of creating the City’s Master Plan (also known as “comprehensive plan”), Zoning Ordinance, and Subdivision Regulations. A project website will be linked to the RPC and City of Pinson websites soon. RPC’s community planning team expects to hold a public meeting in order to conduct a visual preference survey for the City at the end of May or beginning of June. For more information, please contact Yvonne Murray, YMurray@RPCGB.org or (205) 251-8139.
Town of Vincent’s comprehensive plan update
The Town of Vincent’s Planning Commission adopted the Final Draft of its Comprehensive Plan on Tuesday, April 8, 2008. The Final Draft will be in various locations in the Town for review by residents for the next two weeks. Upon adoption of the Comprehensive Plan by the Town Council, Shelby County Development Services in conjunction with RPC will begin Phase II of the Vincent Project which will be an update of the Town’s Zoning Ordinance.
Town of Argo zoning ordinance update
Town of Argo Argo’s Town Council held the First Reading of the Town’s Zoning Ordinance Thursday, March 27, 2008. On Thursday, April 24, 2008 Planners Robyn Jackson and Darrell Howard met with the Planning Commission to discuss Phase II of the Argo Project; the creation of Subdivision Regulations. The Town is very excited about adopting its new Zoning Ordinance and has already had a meeting with a potential developer who needs land rezoned.