City addresses concerns over use of electric bicycle

By John Underwood /

ROBERTSDALE, Alabama — A Robertsdale resident got here earlier than town council on Monday, Aug. 17 to deal with considerations over her use of an electrical bicycle on town’s strolling/bike path.

Sandra Darling stated she was stopped by a Robertsdale police officer and advised that it as not authorized for her to make use of the path.

“It was actually upsetting. My household believes in electrical bicycles,” she stated. “We at the moment have six of them that we use on a regular basis.”

Darling stated in working with an area lawyer she has found that there’s a lot of grey space when coping with electrical bicycles.

“I feel town must be proactive in determining what the legal guidelines really are and find out how to make it protected for folks to have the ability to use electrical bicycles,” she stated.

Mayor Charles Murphy stated it was a difficulty that town’s Planning and Zoning Fee ought to deal with.

“You may have a legitimate level and I feel we will work collectively on this,” he stated.

In different enterprise Aug. 17, a number of rezoning and annexation requests introduced had been authorised unanimously by the council.

Three public hearings had been introduced with requests for rezoning on the Aug. 17 assembly:

A lot of the dialogue centered across the Adams Drive property, which is positioned between Fairground Highway and County Highway 48.

When requested in regards to the dimension of the heaps, estimated dimension and worth of houses, an attendee on the assembly who recognized herself because the Realtor for the property, said that the houses had been between 1,600 and 1,800 sq. ft and could be offered within the $240,000 to $260,000 vary.

A consultant of RAM – Robertsdale Subdivision Companions Inc., said that the common dimension of the heaps could be 6,100 sq. ft, or 60 ft by 100 ft.

It was additionally said that there could be a buffer across the property, that town would be capable to present the extra sewer service with the property, and that there could be a Owners Affiliation that will handle upkeep within the widespread areas of the subdivision.

Council member Joe Kitchens, who additionally serves on town’s Planning and Zoning Fee, stated that the board had met with builders a number of occasions to make changes to the subdivision.

“They’ve performed all the pieces we requested them to do,” Kitchens stated, “and we’re glad with it.”

Considerations had been additionally expressed by residents who personal farmland surrounding the property regarding whether or not or not there could be particles falling into the adjoining property and whether or not or not future property house owners would have a difficulty with farming exercise surrounding the property.

All three zoning requests had been authorised unanimously by the council.

Two parcels of property on Adams Drive, one introduced by Hamm Enterprises and one by Laura Campbell had been authorised in the course of the Aug. 17 council assembly.