Clackum Street in Weaver to receive new streetlight
by Brian Anderson
banderson@annistonstar.com
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WEAVER — At least two residents of Clackum Street will soon see their neighborhood more clearly at night, thanks to the City Council’s approval on Tuesday for a new street light there.

At a council meeting earlier this month a resident said only one light was currently on the street and its illumination did not reach her house close to the Anniston city line.

Public Works Director Joey Conger told the council Tuesday night he had visited the neighborhood during the week and spoken to another resident who also asked the city to place another light on the street.

“After having gone there and talking to one other person who also wants the light, I think it would be in our best interest do it,” Conger said.

Weaver Mayor Wayne Willis said that when he first took office last year he asked Conger and Building Inspector Mike Howard to drive through the city and check the condition of all street lights.

“They’re all working properly,” Willis said. “There’s no fat to be cut there.”

The council on Tuesday also approved a variance for a property on Anniston Street recommended by the Weaver Planning Commission. Property owners Evis and Linda Thompson asked the city permission to build a business that sells metal roofing, but because of the dimensions of the property — which forms a triangle — they would need a variance on placing the building within five feet of the backline. The Chief Ladiga Trail is behind the property, but none of the trees separating the trail from the property would be cut. The variance also does not affect any surrounding private property.

The Weaver City Council will meet again next week for a called session to discuss a loan that could help pay for city equipment and improvements to the park.

Staff Writer Brian Anderson: 256-235-3546. On Twitter @BAnderson_Star.

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