Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Landfill Free Days for 2012

The Shelby County Landfill will hold two free days in 2012 as set by the County Commission.  The two days will be April 14th and October 6th, both days are Saturdays.

Residents of Shelby County are allowed to bring household debris that will fit on one-ton trucks.

The landfill is located on Highway 70 between Calera and Columbiana.  Great days for some spring cleaning or fall fix ups!

Shelby County Landfill Entrance on Highway 70

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Ground Hog Day

Ground Hog Day

Well, it looks unlikely that any ground hog in the area will see a shadow this morning, so Spring may come early.  Actually, the ground hog predictions are really not that accurate.  The month of January as recorded at the Birmingham Shuttlesworth International Airport was the 8th warmest on record for highs with an average monthly high of 60.9 degrees.  The monthly average low was 39.2 degrees which was the 22nd warmest January for lows.  Something tells me that with such a warm January that we should expect to see some cold weather before winter is over.

Restaurant Plans

I'm sure that more information will be forth coming, but The Shelby County Reporter recently ran a story about plans at the empty Incahoots.  The owners of Papa Saia’s, a restaurant and sports bar currently in Alabaster’s Colonial Promenade shopping center, are planning to move their business to the former Incahoots building.  Incahoots has been vacant for nearly two years.  You can see the full story here.

Parking on the Street

Just a reminder that parking on the street is a violation of Helena’s Municipal Ordinances and is a typical ordinance violation in most municipalities.  A call to the Helena Police Department at 663-6499 will get the offender a citation and a date with Municipal Court. Please note do not call 911 for this type of problem.