Childersburg’s McDonald’s Restaurant will close temporarily starting Monday, 1/8

The McDonald’s in Childersburg will be shutting down temporarily.

That announcement was made during the first City Council meeting of the new year Tuesday night.

McDonald’s will shut down for remodeling for approximately five weeks, starting Monday, Jan. 8. Mayor Ken Wesson said the company had shared its drawings with him, and he expects some great improvements, including an indoor kid zone playground.

That wasn’t the only business-related news unveiled Tuesday.

During the Town Hall portion of the meeting, it was announced that Coosa Valley Medical Center will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Childersburg’s newly remodeled family medicine clinic, celebrating the arrival of Dr. Anthony Nix’s family medicine practice. The event will be Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. at Nix Family Medicine, 33733 US Highway 280, Childersburg.

Residents questioned the council on both the status of local objections to the proposed transfer of work release inmates from Childersburg to St. Clair County, as well as contingency plans if that plan goes forward.

Wesson said local officials are working through channels to try to halt any changes. In the meantime, they are exploring options if they are not successful.

“There aren’t a lot of easy options out there, but we’re doing everything possible to work through things, no matter how this plays out,” the mayor said.

Also Tuesday:

With a pair of new garbage trucks on the road, the council approved Resolution 2018-1, which authorizes declaring the older sanitation trucks as surplus and available for disposal;

Invoices totalling $60,006.40 were approved for payment; and

The Greater Coosa Valley Chamber of Commerce announced it has begun accepting 2018 nominations for the Childersburg Hall of Fame.

The next council meeting will be January 16th at 6:00 p.m.

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