FLORENCE — The merchants association on Wednesday gave new Mayor Mickey Haddock and members of the City Council a list of priorities it wants to see accomplished in the next four years.
The list includes a restructuring of downtown parking fines that will make repeat offenders pay considerably more, and the streetscaping of Tennessee Street.
Members of Downtown Florence Unlimited, meeting at City Hall, discussed their goals for downtown with five of the six council members and Haddock.
Also on the list is completing the new science building at the University of North Alabama, redeploying Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital if it is replaced by a new facility, completing a bridge across Cypress Creek that links West College Street and Alabama 20, establishing a bicentennial committee, and expanding the discussion of creating a downtown entertainment district.
“Some of this is doable in the first term,” Haddock said.
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