Bessemer city hall and all city administrative offices will delay opening by two hours on Thursday, Feb. 26. The area experienced snowfall on today and there is the possibility that roadways could be icy due to sub-freezing temperatures during the overnight.
All city offices were closed on Wednesday, February 25, due to the threat of inclement weather and the potential for significant snowfall in the area.
The National Weather Service has placed Central Alabama and Jefferson County under a Winter Storm Warning from 9 a.m. Wednesday until midnight. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley on Tuesday declared a State of Emergency due to the approaching storm system.
The possibility of significant snowfall caused Mayor Kenneth Gulley late Tuesday to close all city offices. Officials with the Birmingham-Jefferson Transit Authority informed the city there will be no transit service today.
The city's emergency and public safety personnel are monitoring the latest developments in the weather and will provide updates of any signficant road conditions affecting travelers.
Bessemer Mayor Kenneth E. Gulley presented the state of the city address at the Bessemer Civic Center on Jan. 26, highlighting economic growth and reductions in crime during his speech.
Gulley said the city of 27,000 continues to see a surge of business growth.
Milo’s Tea announced plans for a $13 million expansion last year. J.B. Processing, a new company, announced it was preparing to start a $35 million expansion of the Masonry Arts Facility on Third Avenue North and 21st Street in Bessemer.
The city welcomed Steyr Arms and new ownership at Alabama Splash Adventure in 2014.
Gulley said the growth in business and industry is bringing jobs to the city .
The mayor added that Bessemer’s recent string of business growth and announcements is far from ending.
“We continue to hear from businesses eyeing Bessemer as a place to locate,” Gulley said. “And we believe more interest will come because of our aggressive recruitment and our unique location and what we have to offer.”
Two of the city’s large municipal projects are progressing, Gulley said. The new 55,000-square foot Recreational facility is currently under construction. The $13 million project is expected to be completed in Spring 2016.
Construction on a new City Hall building is expected to start this spring.
“Bessemer is thriving,” he said. “Good things are happening here and our future is truly bright.”
The Bessemer Public Library is now accepting applications for Bookkeeper.
Qualifications: A high school diploma or GED with bookkeeping and computer skills; or three years of general clerical experience and two years in maintenance of financial records or course work in bookkeeping or accounting; or any combination of education and experience that demonstrates knowledge and skills required of Bookkeeper.
Knowledge/Skills: Knowledge of the principles and practices of double-entry bookkeeping and governmental financial accounting and reporting. Knowledge of the principles and practices, laws and regulations governing the preparation and processing of employee payrolls and benefits.
Compensation will be based on education and experience. Applications may be obtained from the Director, Venedia Wallace, at the library or online at Careers, http://www.bessemerlibrary.com. All applications must be received by the close of business on February 13, 2015.
The city of Bessemer is now accepting resumes to fill posts on three of its municipal boards.
Resumes are now being accepted for the following three boards:
►Board of Zoning Adjustment and Appeals
►Planning and Zoning Commission
Those interested in serving on any of the three boards should submit resumes to the City Council’s Office, c/o of Angela Coleman.
The office is located on the second floor of City Hall, 1800 Third Avenue North, Bessemer, AL.
Resumes will be accepted from Wednesday, Jan. 28 until the close of business on Wednesday, Feb. 18.
All resumes should identify the person submitting it and provide educational, civic and work background of the respondent for at least the last five years.
For more information, contact City Hall at (205) 424-4060.