Muscle Shoals City Council Meeting: Dairy Queen coming to town

Dairy Queen Concept Store (Photo courtesy Dairy Queen Franchise)

Dairy Queen Concept Store (Photo courtesy Dairy Queen Franchise)

 

MUSCLE SHOALS-(SHOALSINSIDER)-Muscle Shoals Mayor David Bradford tells the Shoals Insider property has been purchased on Avalon Avenue for the building of a new Dairy Queen franchise.

Before Tuesday night’s council meeting Bradford shared the news with local media.

“The property is on the corner of Avalon Avenue and Firestone,” said Mayor Bradford. “Groundbreaking and construction should begin soon,”

The investment, which should exceed one million dollars total, will provide Muscle Shoals citizens with another popular choice for fast food and the like.

Mayor Bradford also mentioned a new hotel being built near the Love’s Truck Stop on Highway 72 East.

“Also, Publix construction is moving along rapidly,” said Bradford.

During final comments, Councilman Neal Willis stated: “It is good to be back.” Willis, who has been absent recently, tells the Insider he has been battling cancer.

Willis also discussed trying to get the Alabama Department of Transportation to make Avalon a true four-lane. “I call them twice a month and have called for the past several months,” Willis continued, “Maybe one day,”

Former City Councilman Leon Madden was in attendance at last night’s meeting. Madden tells the Shoals Insider he will be running for a Muscle Shoals city council seat in 2016.

Councilman Jim Holland was absent due to illness.

In other business, the city council:

  • Approved a three-year lease with Yamaha for golf carts for Cypress Lakes Golf Course at $4,347 per month, which cost the city $4,603 per month. This reflects a savings of over $200 per month.
  • ┬áChanged Civil Service Policies & Procedures concerning Grievance notifications and bereavement leave.
  • Appointed Mayor David Bradford to the Shoals Solid Waste Authority.
  • Appointed Zach Morgan, Terry Self, Tandy Crosswhite, and Andy Lassiter to the Planning & Zoning Board.

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