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WARRIOR—The Warrior City Council on Monday heard from residents of the Smith Glenn subdivision about issues with the roadways, pool and lack of visibility in their community.

Yvonne Trosclair served as the spokesperson for the group, but many residents also voiced concerns. They asked the city to look at the issues with the road conditions in the community, as well a lack of streetlights. Mayor Johnny Ragland and the council members told the residents that they were working on plans to replace the streets off of the main entry road but would likely not replace the main road for some time. A new developer has taken over the Smith Glenn project and has proposed building new homes so repacking the main road prior to all the heavy construction traffic would be “an exercise in futility,” council members explained.

Ragland said the city would work on the streetlights with Alabama Power. Planning for streetlight locations in the community will begin immediately, although an exact timeframe for the actual installation was not set.

Community members also expressed frustration with the home owners association, which they said has not been working for them. Ragland encourages the members of the community to work on gaining control of the HOA if they were unhappy. One complaint is the condition of the community pool, where the police chief said there have been issues with underage drinking and trespassers who were not authorized to be at the pool. Community members were encouraged to call the police department when they see anyone at the pool who should not be there.

In other business, the council also:

•added advanced EMTs Max Krutchen and Nicholas Holcomb and paramedic Cody Hicks to the swingman list for the fire department.

•approved sending Police Chief Ray Horn to the annual chief’s conference.

•approved paying the dues for the city’s Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham membership.

Rachel Davis is the editor and general manager of The North Jefferson News. She can be reached at editor@njeffersonnews.com or by calling 205.631.8716. 

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