Calera Council holds meeting

By Matt Swearengin -

The condition of the streets in the Glenbrook Addition of Calera was a topic of discussion during the regular meeting of Calera Council held Tuesday.

Several residents spoke about the poor condition of the streets in the addition which was built before it was a part of city limits.

Council Member David Westbrook said the main road will be widened to 27 feet and that it was originally 16 feet wide. The town relies on county commissioners and the recent rains pushed everyone back.

“We are trying to take care of you all as best we can with the limited means we have,” Westbrook said.

There were also complaints about motorists speeding and council members agreed to place speed-limit signs on the streets and to pass an ordinance setting a speed limit at a future meeting.

The council approved adding a $15 fee for tickets written through DigiTicket, a computer program that allows the officer to print a ticket rather than write it by hand. Officials said the program is faster than writing a ticket by hand. The fee will go toward maintaining the program. Only tickets that do not currently have the maximum penalty per state law will have the fee added.

Council members took no action on building permits and requiring landlords to be responsible for upkeep of rental property. These will be discussed in an upcoming workshop.

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