Alabaster approves Farmers Market, Abby Wooley Park upgrades

ALABASTER – Expenditures for the Alabaster Farmers Market and an agreement with Shelby County for renovations and improvements at Abby Wooley Park were among the items approved by the Alabaster City Council at its meeting on Monday, May 18.

The Farmers Market, which is certified by the Alabama Farmer’s Market Authority, is held weekly during the summer at the Alabaster Municipal Complex and is open to all residents selling farm-grown produce originating in Alabama.

Expenditures will not exceed $2,000, according to the resolution approved by the Council.

Meanwhile, the upgrades at Abby Wooley Park will include construction of a restroom and new pavilion roof.

According to the Memorandum of Agreement with Shelby County, the city will purchase all construction materials, an estimated expense of $29,000, and the county will provide the funding for grading and demolition (estimated at $5,000) along with construction labor (estimated at $21,000).

The total estimated project cost of the restroom and pavilion roofing project is $55,000.

In other business, the Council:

  • Awarded a bid to Winston Contracting LLC, which was the lowest bidder at $846,566.20, for relocation of Veterans Park Road, which is the entrance to Veterans Park.
  • Approved for the Alabaster Police Department to purchase 25 Flock Safety 5 MP License Plate Recognition cameras and all associated networking equipment. A 24-month contract including accessories totals $100,002 with an estimated $4,166.75 added to the city’s power bill.
  • Appointed Tommy Ryals and Ken Lindsey to the city’s Industrial Development Board for terms ending Dec. 1, 2025. Ryals was re-appointed, while Lindsey was appointed to Place 2, which was previously held by Christopher Lewis.
  • Declared as surplus several items including a utility trailer, two vehicles, tractor, dump truck and other items.