City projects moving forward

City of Oneonta

At last week’s Oneonta City Council meeting, city administrator Allie Allcorn read a resolution concerning Robbins Field Airport grant funds. The city intends to apply for airport improvement funding assistance from the State of Alabama Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration. If approved, the funding will be used to make needed repairs to the airport and maximize efficiency.

In his report, Mayor Richard Phillips discussed paving of many Oneonta streets (Dogwood Drive, Mountain Drive, Fifth Avenue from Second Street to the dead end, Shade Crest Drive, Sycamore Street, Wood Meadow Street, and Armory Drive).

Phillips also added that electricity had recently been added to Oneonta’s Pop Up Park. “There are tables and shade, and families are encouraged to go up there to picnic and play. Of course, it’s also become a favorite spot for local food trucks. We hope to be able to add more lighting.”

It was also mentioned that the new playground equipment for Woodland Park should be delivered and installed soon, and it will take a little over a week before it is ready for use.

In other business, the council approved:

• rezoning property located at 640 Sand Valley Road from R-1 to AG.

• rescheduling the Sept. 28 council meeting to Sept. 21 due to conflict of dates.

• bid for Hometown Market demolition and rehabilitation project.

• hiring Aleyda Villegas as full-time revenue officer.

The council met last night for its last meeting of the 2020-2021 fiscal year. On the agenda was the adoption of the 2021-2022 fiscal year budget. We will provide details of the budget in next week’s issue.