RECENT CITY NEWS
Kids of all ages will have to go no farther than Barnum Park to enjoy Birmingham’s first “Little Free Library” housed inside a brightly painted owl figure perched in a tree on the southeast corner of Barnum Park. So what exactly is a Little Free Library? It’s a “take a book, leave a book” free book exchange. Anyone may take a book or bring a book to share.
The road, sewer and water line upgrades on Hamilton Avenue have been completed and the road is now reopened. The final elements, which include parking meter installation, will be conducted the week of July 11th.
The reconstruction of this road requires compliance with new regulations under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reserved accessible parking spaces on the street at a ratio of one marked accessible space for every 25 spaces on the block. As a result, Hamilton Avenue will be the first street to receive reserved accessible parking spaces. For more details and how it may affect parking, go to: http://conta.cc/29ouDb6
Applications to reserve a spot in the 2016 Fall Birmingham Citizens Academy are now being accepted in the City Manager's Office. This free, interactive 7-week program is open only to Birmingham residents 18 years or older and is designed to provide a fun, informative learning experience for citizens who want to know how the City of Birmingham operates. Classes will be offered on Tuesday nights starting Oct. 4 from 6-8:30 p.m. Download a Citizens Academy Application or go to bhamgov.org.citizensacademy. For more information, contact Joellen Haines, Assistant to the City Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-530-1807.