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The city of Vestavia Hills has added three new positions in its Parks and Recreation Department, including a spot for a new top employee. Read more

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While permits for new residential construction are down compared to previous years in Vestavia Hills, new commercial development is up, City Manager Jeff Downes said. Read more

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A quick glance at social media or at the city of Vestavia Hills’ “Action Center” reveals some issues in recent months with trash pickup on the part of Republic Services, with whom the city contracts to perform the work. Read more

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While there haven’t been many substantial annexations in 2019, Vestavia Hills City Manager Jeff Downes said those areas that have been added to the city help “fill in the gaps.” Read more

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Years after the city of Vestavia Hills bought the Patchwork Farms property, there are only two parcels of land yet to be fully developed, with one set to break ground next year, City Manager Jeff Downes said. Read more

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From sponsoring community events to advertising at high school football games, small businesses are a part of life in Vestavia Hills. Read more

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Photo by Erin Nelson.

The new Wald Park, part of the Community Spaces plan, is designed with the intent to be an attraction for the city along U.S. 31 and will include new ballfields, green spaces, a new swimming pool, an amphitheater and a “great lawn” area. Read more

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The new Baumhower’s Victory Grille, along with adjacent business Dunkin’ (formerly known as Dunkin’ Donuts), are expected to open Oct. 1 or shortly before or after, a few weeks after college football season gets started. Read more

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While flooding continues to be a concern in the city, City Manager Jeff Downes said the city is taking care of what it can. The most affected areas along U.S. 31 fall to the control of ALDOT, Jefferson County and private businesses. Read more

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Cell towers cover large areas, while small-cell technology, which attaches inconspicuously to utility poles, covers a small area, helping eliminate dead zones. Read more

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In addition to major design and construction projects, other infrastructure projects are also expected to be completed next year in Vestavia Hills outside of Community Spaces funding. Read more

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Members voted 5-0 to approve areas with open alcohol carry in City Center and Cahaba Heights. Read more

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Emily Featherston

The city invited concerned citizens to hear a presentation about economic development issues in the area. Read more

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Emily Featherston

Several of the items are expected to be presented for a vote at upcoming council meetings. Read more

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Emily Featherston

The increases go into effect June 1. Read more

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Emily Featherston

The council met with community members to go over a plan that will be on the agenda at the April 9 meeting. Read more

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Emily Featherston

The district will include Vestavia, Birmingham and Jefferson County, and will work with commercial districts in the area. Read more

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Emily Featherston

The City Council wrapped up its annual planning session by discussing the next steps for its top priorities. Read more

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Emily Featherston

Day one of the annual strategic planning meetings held several notable agenda items. Read more

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Emily Featherston

The final council meeting of October saw discussion on a variety of topics. Read more

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