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Operating as usual

08/27/2014

The Park Board is working with a group of Mountain Brook citizens to renovate a portion of the playground at Overton Park to serve as a memorial to Cam Cole, a three year old that passed away last fall. This new section of the playground will be known as Cam's Corner.

The renovations are set to occur the week of September 15, 2014. Overton Park, with the exception of the tennis courts, will be closed beginning Monday, September 15 and will re-open to the public by 3:00 pm, Friday, September 19.

A dedication ceremony will take place on Saturday, September 20 between 9:30 am and 11:00 am. Overton Park will not be closed, but we are asking that the public be respectful to the family and friends of Cam Cole during this time. After the ceremony, everyone is welcome to enjoy Cam's Corner.

08/27/2014

From Village Living.

Five members of Mountain Brook city government joined the ranks of people taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Aug. 21.
Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce director Suzan Doidge challenged the city. Parks and Recreation Superintendent Shanda Williams, City Manager Sam Gaston, City Planner Dana Hazen, Police Chief Ted Cook and Fire Chief Robert Ezekiel stood in front of the fire station in the Municipal Complex as a fire truck sprayed cold water.
Each of the five city officials is making a donation to ALS in the name of the city, and they have challenged the City of Vestavia Hills, Emmet O'Neal Library and the Leadership Mountain Brook class to take it next.
The Ice Bucket Challenge is a social media campaign that asks people to challenge others to pour a bucket of ice on themselves and make a donation to the ALS Association.



http://www.villagelivingonline.com/news/city-takes-the-als-ice-bucket-challenge/

Mountain Brook, ALMountain Brook AL: Safest Cities to Live in AL Mountain Brook, AL, with its population of 20,000 is an...
08/27/2014
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Mountain Brook, AL
Mountain Brook AL: Safest Cities to Live in AL Mountain Brook, AL, with its population of 20,000 is another suburb of Birmingham. This carefully developed community features estate-sized lots and scenic roadways with businesses being clustered in village areas. Real nature preserves help to maintain the integrity of the community, which is well known as the wealthiest in Alabama and one of the 10 wealthiest in the nation. More than 90% of the city is covered by trees making it a true oasis. Crime prevention is a serious topic in the town as the police emphasize citizen involvement to help prevent crime, in order to keep this exclusive city safe for those who live, work and visit there.

CRIME INDEX: 59
Population: 20,000
Violent Crimes per 1,000: 0.39
Property Crimes per 1,000: 14.77

http://www.safechoicesecurity.com/blog/safest-cities-in-alabama/

Every state has certain cities that are more dangerous than others and while we hear a lot about those cities, we rarely hear about the ones that stand out because they are much safer than the average. We set about creating a listing to help you discover the safest places to live and work in Alabama…

07/24/2014

From the Police Department

Found Property
A ring was found near the intersection of Park Lane and
Cahaba Road. The ring was turned in to MBPD and we
are attempting to locate the owner. The ring has unique
features. If you think this is your ring please send a return email for further investigation.

07/24/2014

Street Paving 2014

Paving on the Mountain Brook High School campus
will be done during the week of July 28th. This will
consist of the road behind the high school that leads
to the baseball field and gymnastics center.

07/03/2014
WiFi Service – City of Mountain Brook

Mountain Brook Now Offers Free Public WiFi in Selected Outdoor Areas of the City

In June 2014, the City completed the installation of two more public WiFi networks─Brookwood Forest Elementary School playing field and Rathmell Park. The first WiFi network was activated at Overton Park in July 2013 followed by Crestline Village in August 2013. In December 2013, another WiFi network was activated to serve the outdoor areas of the High School and adjacent Athletic Complex.

The City’s public WiFi’s are free to the public, filtered, and monitored by the City. As with any public WiFi, users assume all risk associated with using the service and should always exercise good judgment and caution to avoid unauthorized access of their private information. If you have questions or comments about the City’s public WiFi networks, please email us at [email protected]

http://www.mtnbrook.org/Default.asp?ID=267&pg=WiFi+Service

Visitors may now enjoy free internet access at the locations listed below. The area of coverage is approximate and may vary in strength and availability. For questions, comments or suggestions please email us at [email protected]

06/26/2014
www.mtnbrook.org

Amend Chapter 34 of the City Code (Noise Ordinance) with respect to restrictions on the hours of operation of mechanically powered equipment for commercial purposes.

http://www.mtnbrook.org/Sites/Mountain_Brook/Documents/Main/1906%20Noise%20Ord%20%20Amended%205-20-14.doc.pdf

06/17/2014

2014 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday
August 1 through 3, 2014

05/22/2014

Street Paving 2014

The City of Mountain Brook has contracted with
Dunn Construction for the 2014 street resurfacing.
The milling and paving will begin Tuesday, May 27
and will continue until completion. The following
lists of streets are in the order that we anticipate
working from first to last.

Work Area 1

Fairway Drive (behind city hall)
East Fairway Drive
West Jackson Blvd
Matthews Drive
Randolph Road
Greenway Road
Country Club Blvd

Work Area 2

Overbrook Road (Cherokee Road to Mountain Brook Pkwy)
Cherokee Road (Overcrest Road to Old Leeds Road)
Brookwood Road (Shookhill to Westbury Road)

Work Area 3

MB High School Athletic Drive
Work Area 4
English Village
Cahaba Road from English Village Lane to City Limits

If you have any questions or concerns you may contact
Dunn Construction at 592-3866 or Jackie McClendon at
802-3875.

05/05/2014
www.mtnbrook.org

Resident’s Survey Results-2014

http://www.mtnbrook.org/Sites/Mountain_Brook/Documents/Main/ETC%20Institute%20Executive%20Summary.pdf

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04/28/2014

Severe Weather Storm Alert

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Updated timing and threat graphics specifically for Tonight are posted below. In addition to the information below, isolated thunderstorms could develop area wide this afternoon. And if they do, storms could produce heavy rainfall, very large hail, and damaging winds. By 6PM, our attention will turn to the west as severe thunderstorms are expected to be moving into western portions of Central Alabama. Severe storms, capable of producing strong tornadoes, damaging winds, large hail, and heavy rainfall, will spread eastward through the evening hours. Note the timing graphic below, and that the severe and tornado threat DOES continue eastward beyond midnight.

04/15/2014

Bethune Drive Closed

Bethune Drive, between Oakdale Drive in front of the High School and Kingshill Road,

will be closed to traffic for up to 30-45 days. The drainage pipe and bridge foundation

were damaged due to the recent heavy rains. Rast Construction will be completing the

emergency repairs to this area.

04/10/2014

All roads open.

04/07/2014

Roadways still closed:

Montevallo Rd @ Club View
Old Leeds Rd between Crosshill & Cherokee
Overton Rd between 280 and North Woodridge
Mountain Brook Pkwy @ the Old Mill

04/07/2014

ROADWAY CLOSURES 04/07/2014 7am

-Montevallo Rd @ Club View Dr //Power lines down
-Overton Rd before Hwy 280//Power lines down
-4100 block Old Leeds Rd between Cherokee and Crosshill//Mudslide and Power lines down
-Exit ramp from US 280 W to Cahaba Rd

Flooding:
-Mountain Brook Pkwy @ Overbrook and Cahaba
-Cahaba Rd @ 20 PL S
-Lane Park @ Cahaba and Culver
-3405 Brookwood RD
-Beechwood @ Overbrook

03/25/2014

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day event will be held on April 26th, 2014, from 8:00a.m.-11:00a.m. The site location is McLendon Park (adjacent to Legion Field Football Stadium). The event is FREE for residents of Jefferson County. Residents can bring items including: ammunition, prescription drugs, used motor oil, paper shredding, electronics, white goods and paint.

03/20/2014

Overbrook Rd has a water main break and is closed until repaired. The break is between Dell Rd. and Beechwood Rd. The break is undermining the roadway.

02/20/2014

KEEP A CHECK ON THE WEATHER THROUGHOUT TONIGHT.

There is a threat of damaging or straight line winds, with a minimal threat of isolated tornadoes.

Photo Courtesy of the Mountain Brook Fire Department
02/20/2014

Photo Courtesy of the Mountain Brook Fire Department

02/20/2014

Mountain Brook Named Tree City USA for 20th Consecutive Year

The City of Mountain Brook has been named as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for the 20th consecutive year. The City also received a Growth Award from the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forestry management. This is the 12th Growth Award the City has received.

The City of Mountain Brook formed a Tree Commission in 1993 and hired its first City Arborist in 2004.

02/12/2014

From al.com:

The National Weather Service forecasts rain before noon in the Birmingham area, then rain and snow, possibly mixed with freezing rain between noon and 3 p.m. today, then rain, possibly mixed with snow after 3 p.m. with a high near 37. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible, the weather service reports.

There is an 80 percent chance of snow tonight, with new accumulation of less than one inch possible, the weather service reports.

02/12/2014

Mountain Brook Court has been cancelled for tonight.

02/10/2014

Take some time today to prepare for a winter weather event. It may or may not be bad tonight, but it is always good to be prepared.
This latest forecast has ice accumulations included. It is not uncommon for periods of lost power when we have ice. Tree limbs freeze and break and can cause power interruption.
Please stay weather alert tonight and in the morning.

01/30/2014

From the Mountain Brook Police Department

ACCIDENT REPORTS FOR DAMAGED VEHICLES

We will begin to take reports for vehicles damaged DURING THE STORM on Friday 1/31/2014 beginning at 7 am. Reports will be taken at the MBPD, addresses in city limits of Mountain Brook, or over the phone (205-879-0486). We anticipate a high volume of wreck reports over the next 7-10 days. These reports will be secondary police calls. The wreck report request may or may not be answered immediately. It may require a waiting period. We will respond to or answer calls as time permits. Please be patient.

01/30/2014

ROADWAYS:
Icy conditions still exist on the roadways. Several roads that improved yesterday, refroze overnight . Conditions should gradually improve throughout the morning. The roads are still difficult to travel, even where clear from ice, due to vehicles left on the roadway. Progress continues in efforts to move vehicles by wrecker to the side of the roads.

01/30/2014

As of June 29, 2014

This is a list of the road conditions that we have for Mountain Brook as of 10:30 this morning. We will try to update as we can.

Cahaba Road from MB village to Parkway ---- Barely passable (18 wheeler and cars)

Cherokee Road from 280 to Old Leeds ---- Many cars very hard if not impossible to get through

Overbrook from Cherokee to Parkway ---- Cars

Beechwood ----- Cars

Pine Ridge ---- Cars, barricaded yesterday by Police request

North Woodridge from Robin to Dover ---- Cars

Shiloh from bridge to Sharpsburg ---- cars and barricaded per Police request

Overton from North Woodridge to 280 ---- Barricaded per Police request also many cars

Lower end of Oakdale near Overton --- passable but several cars making it dangerous

Highway 280 is still bad. Stone River was sanded early but we have not been back there so not sure of the status, however we have not received any request on Stone River.

Crosshill is in fairly good shape and passable at last report.

Old Leeds is about the same passable but like all other still very dangerous.

Montevallo Road okay

Euclid okay

01/23/2014

The Village to Village Run will be held Saturday January 25, 2014. The run will begin and end in Mountain Brook Village. The run route will take the participants through Mountain Brook Village, English Village, and Crestline Village. The run will begin at 8 a.m. and last until 11 a.m. Mountain Brook Police Department will have officers deployed throughout the run route to assist with traffic direction. Please anticipate delays and drive carefully in the area.

01/17/2014

Take Pride in our City

Do your part to keep our City clean and attractive. Litter is not only unattractive but costly to clean up. Trash and litter should be properly deposited in a waste container or recycling bin. Large trash items should be left at the curb (not in the street) for pick up by Waste Management.

Additionally, pets should be curbed at all times and never soil our sidewalks, playing fields or your neighbor’s yard. Pet owners should immediately and properly clean up any accidents that may occur.

“Don't just do what's your responsibility, do what needs to be done.” ~Pivot

01/17/2014

BOARD VACANCIES

The City of Mountain Brook has the following board/committee vacancies to fill immediately:

Parks & Recreation Board (5-year term)

Board of Zoning and Adjustment (BZA) – Supernumerary member (3-year term)

If you are interested in applying for these positions, please send your resume/bio to Sam Gaston, City of Mountain Brook, 56 Church Street, Mountain Brook, AL 35213 or [email protected]

01/09/2014

Road Closure

On Saturday, January 11th, 2014, Cahaba Road between Mountain Brook Parkway and Montevallo Road will be closed to through traffic from 7:00 AM until 10:00 AM. This is due to the Red Shoe Run route that includes part of Cahaba Road.

01/06/2014

Christmas Tree Recycling

The Mountain Brook Tree Commission and the Birmingham Zoo are partnering for the 6th annual Christmas tree recycling event. Residents are encouraged to drop their trees off at the Zoo’s picnic area next to the parking lot, during normal business hours, from Dec. 26 - Jan. 6. Only “clean” trees, free of decorations and wire, can be processed by the chipper. Garland, wreaths, and other small debris must be hauled away as trash, and separating it from usable material is a time-consuming task. Please help the volunteers in this regard; and help prevent damage to machinery by removing foreign objects before bringing your tree.

01/06/2014

ARBOR DAY ACTIVITIES

The Mountain Brook Tree Commission will be distributing close to 2000 tree seedlings on Saturday, March 8, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Emmet O’Neal Library in Crestline Village, Piggly Wiggly at River Run, Western Supermarket in Mountain Brook Village and Whole Foods at Cahaba Village. This year’s selections include roughleaf dogwood, eastern redbud, white oak, sweetbay magnolia, and longleaf pine. We will be continuing our annual elementary school program, wherein we talk about and provide some fun and interesting facts about trees, and their importance in our everyday lives. This year we will be handing out dogwood seedling for the children to plant at home.

12/13/2013

Holiday Parade

The 2013 Holiday Parade will be held in Mountain Brook Village on 12/15/2013. The Parade will begin at 3:00 PM. All roads into Mountain Brook Village will be closed at 2:45 PM and will not open until the Parade is completed. The Parade lasts approximately one hour. While the Parade is in progress, no vehicles will be allowed to move throughout Mountain Brook Village. Also, no vehicles will be allowed to leave the area until the Parade is complete and the scheduled performers, including Santa Claus, have returned to the stage which will be located in the center of Mountain Brook Village. After the Parade, roads into Mountain Brook Village will be opened.

Alabama Power to Resume Line ClearingAlabama Power Company will resume its line clearing project in portions of Mountain...
10/31/2013

Alabama Power to Resume Line Clearing

Alabama Power Company will resume its line clearing project in portions of Mountain Brook beginning in early November until the end of February. They will be trimming and/or removing trees and shrubs along their utility easements. For information on Alabama Power Company’s vegetation management program, please access the information at http://alpwr.com/vm .

Also, attached is a map outlining the area of Mountain Brook where Alabama Power Company will be working over the next four months.

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