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Emily Featherston

The move comes shortly after Jeff Downes' fourth annual review. more

Aug 16, 2017 7:23 PM News 1 Comments

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James Adams

The brief but heavy rainfall midday Wednesday caused water to rise quickly, stranding multiple motorists and causing significant property damage. more

Jul 26, 2017 5:55 PM News

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Emily Featherston

Recent rains have brought the stormwater management issue to the forefront of the council's discussions. more

Jul 24, 2017 9:31 PM News 1 Comments

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Emily Featherston

Several issues were on the table for discussion at the regular July work session. more

Jul 17, 2017 9:22 PM News

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Emily Featherston

The June 26 regular meeting will feature a variety of business items. more

Jun 23, 2017 1:11 PM News

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Emily Featherston

The first phase of the firm's contract will begin immediately. more

Jun 12, 2017 8:41 PM News

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Emily Featherston

Both meetings are scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, June 12. more

Jun 9, 2017 2:02 PM News


Emily Featherston

The marathon of presentations took place at a specially-called work session. more

Apr 17, 2017 10:22 PM News

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Emily Featherston

The vote allows city staff to execute a purchase agreement, pursuant to certain contingencies. more

Apr 11, 2017 1:11 AM News

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Emily Featherston

Chief Jim St. John will step down after nine years on the job. more

Mar 27, 2017 9:31 PM News

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Emily Featherston

The council's first March meeting brought multiple properties into the city. more

Mar 13, 2017 7:47 PM News

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City leaders are hoping a little humor will inspire folks to follow the sign ordinance. more

Mar 13, 2017 3:44 PM News

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Emily Featherston

3104 Timberlake Road was rezoned from residential to commercial at the meeting. more

Jan 23, 2017 8:08 PM News


Emily Featherston

No decisions were made, but the council heard updates and discussed issues that could come up at future council meetings. more

Jan 18, 2017 9:02 PM News 1 Comments

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Emily Featherston

The one-mile trail will be available for both mountain biking and hiking. more

Jan 9, 2017 8:07 PM News

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Several projects are expected to come online early in the year, with others in the works to make progress throughout 2017. more

Dec 30, 2016 3:06 PM News


Emily Featherston

Several major infrastructure projects are on the horizon as Vestavia moves into 2017. more

Dec 30, 2016 2:50 PM News


Emily Featherston

The Oct. 24 meeting was the last for the 2012-2016 city council. more

Oct 24, 2016 9:21 PM News 1 Comments

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Emily Featherston

Officials say the total $37,185,611 budget will allow the city to shore up several departments, while moving ahead in many others. more

Oct 5, 2016 10:29 AM News


Photos by Sarah Finnegan.

Everything in city government takes time. That is City Manager Jeff Downes’ reminder for residents as they watch and consider what will happen to the former Altadena Valley Country Club property off Acton Road. more

Oct 3, 2016 7:34 AM News

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