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Hoover chamber 18 Freedom Award 1

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Pate, the city's former executive director, was instrumental in the development of the Veterans Memorial Arbor at Aldridge Gardens and Veterans Memorial Plaza at Veterans Park off Valleydale Road. more

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Leah Ingram

During the pre-council meeting, Mayor Tony Picklesimer also said he had reviewed the numbers from the treasurer and that the city operated with a surplus for month of June. more

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Monte D'Oro flooding 7-26-17

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Hoover property owners in Shelby County may see the stormwater fee increase as soon as fiscal 2019, but the fee increase won't impact Jefferson County until fiscal 2020. more

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BirminghamWatch has produced this Voter Guide to help Jefferson and Shelby voters. more

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Tour an open house this weekend. more

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Chelsea Council votes to purchase sewer system

Sydney Cromwell

The council voted unanimously in favor of the resolution, which will allow an appraisal and an offer by the city for the sewer system, currently managed by Shelby Ridge Utility Systems. more

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The council also voted down a proposal to raise residential rental and lease taxes for apartments and rental homes. more

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Shelby County Commission

Sydney Cromwell

The county commission also discussed bids for a project on the county courthouse. more

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Tour an open house this weekend. more

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The latest proposal would charge hotel guests a $2 nightly room fee in Hoover instead of the $2.50 fee proposed last week. more

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A counter-proposal to the mayor’s plan cuts the sales tax increase in half. more

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Estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau in May identified the city of Chelsea as the state’s fastest growing city, and based on new houses in the city, that growth looks like it will continue into 2018. more

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Safety, traffic concerns cited as reasons to close railroad crossing. more

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Forehand Bivens

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Police say the same two men robbed the BB&T Bank branch on Meadow Brook Road on both June 7 and June 27, plus a Regions Bank in Graysville on June 27. more

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Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel

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Hotel operators say they would rather see a $2.50 per night room fee than an increase in the city's total lodging tax from 14 percent to 17 percent. more

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Tour an open house this weekend. more

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Meadow Brook bank robbery 6-7-18 (2)

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But this time, authorities have arrested suspects and say they are the same men who robbed the bank on June 7. more

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Riverchase sewer meeting 6-21-18 (1)

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About 150 people heard details from Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato and his staff about the need to raise rates for the first time in 14 years. more

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Tour open houses in the 280 area this weekend. more

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Chelsea City Hall

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At the July 10 Chelsea City Council meeting, the council will consider a resolution to allow the mayor to make an offer to purchase the sewer system that is in city limits. more

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July 2018