Lincoln Council discusses two items at its first meeting of the year | News

LINCOLN Lincoln City Council dealt with just two issues during its brief first meeting in the New Year.

The first item to be addressed by council, and the only one on the official agenda, was approval of Stone Electric’s lighting and traffic light maintenance in the amount of $ 41,714.93.

Street Superintendent Travis Mattox said the deal will allow the city to replace a decorative light pole on US 78 near Willie’s Wings and Things as well as lights at multiple intersections. He said the city will also receive two additional decorative light poles that can be used to replace any damaged later.

The only other issue the council took up was to consider the concerns raised by Lincoln resident Wendy Carter. Carter said she lived on a property adjacent to the former Lincoln High School and had concerns about construction underway to convert the property into an assisted living and memory care facility known as the Carillon Oaks Lincoln. The site has been under construction for some time and she said she had several concerns, including a dug out retention pond next to the new building on the property.

Carter said much of the pond’s water appears to be flowing over her and her neighbors’ property, causing flooding.

“I can show you where after the rain, after it has calmed down, where the water is stuck in my yard and it’s mud, it’s muddy water,” she said. , referring to the photos she had brought for the board.

Carter said the problem was water flowing into a private ditch that had been built to handle water flowing from his and his neighbors’ properties.

She said workers also appeared to dig the retention pond overnight.

Councilor Jennie Jones has asked the city to have an engineer review the project to make sure the plans comply with regulations. This motion was finally adopted.

Jones said she felt the case was worth looking into, given that one resident was witnessing abnormal flooding.

“It might be perfectly legitimate, I mean maybe there is nothing wrong,” she said, but when a resident complains about water that doesn’t is not normally in his backyard, well worth taking a look.

Mayor Lew Watson said he agreed and the city can only be sure the nature of the problem by looking at it.

“It may not be complete,” he said. “We just need another set of eyes to look at him.”

Taylor Mitchell is a Daily Home reporter who covers Pell City.