Silverhill adopts resolution to purchase property for water tower

Posted 2/17/21

SILVERHILL, Alabama — The Silverhill Town Council approved a resolution at its Monday, Feb. 1 meeting to purchase property for a water tower on the west side of town.

In March of 2020, the …

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Log in

Silverhill adopts resolution to purchase property for water tower

Posted

SILVERHILL, Alabama — The Silverhill Town Council approved a resolution at its Monday, Feb. 1 meeting to purchase property for a water tower on the west side of town.

In March of 2020, the council agreed to move forward with a contract to purchase 7.23 acres of property for $120,000.

Lyles said the town had submitted the agreement to the property owners, who had one issue in regards to financing on the property. Council members agreed accept the changes and proceed forward with the purchase.

In December of 2019, council members discussed the possibility of using part of the property for a water tower. They also discussed using the property for fire department facilities, but it was unclear whether or not it could be used for that purpose.

At its Feb. 1 meeting, the council approved the resolution to close on the property, which was set to be signed on Feb. 3, said Mayor Jared Lyles.

Under the terms of the agreement, the sale price would be paid through owner financing from the seller to the town over a 20-year term.

In other business Feb. 1, the council approved a proposal by the Kids Outdoor Zone of the First Baptist Church of Robertsdale to accept placing birdhouses made by the group at Oscar Johnson Park.

The group meets monthly at the church. In December, the group held a give-back program in which 18 bluebird houses were built to be donated to Silverhill and Robertsdale.

The Robertsdale City Council also approved the acceptance of the donation at its regular council meeting on Feb. 1.

The council also adopted a resolution to surplus miscellaneous office equipment at town hall, incorporated fire department meeting minutes and approved council meeting minutes from the council’s Jan. 19 meeting, along with approval of expenditures for Feb. 1.