North Jefferson News, Gardendale, AL

August 21, 2013

Demolished building will make way for more parking on Pinson's Main Street

By Robert Carter
North Jefferson News

PINSON — The approval for demolition of a commercial building on Main Street topped several items of business for the Pinson City Council in last Thursday’s regular session.

The council voted to tear down the building at 4286 Main Street after asbestos removal is completed this week. The foundation slab is to remain, as is the wall next to an adjacent building.

The cost for demolition is $7,500.

The city purchased the building a few weeks ago; it was last used by Billie’s Smoke Shoppe. The remaining slab will be used for additional parking for a commercial area where spaces are sometimes in short supply.

The council also gave final approval to a new employee policy manual, a document that had been discussed and revised over the previous month.

Steven Baird of the Pinson Historical Society announced to the council that three local cemeteries had been approved for addition to the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register by the state historical commission. The Red Hill Cemetery near Pinson Valley High School, the Cole-Johnson Cemetery on Kaley Drive and the Chamblee Cemetery off Highway 79 were all added to the registry.

In other business, the council:

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