Riverside mayor, City Council take oath of office

The Riverside City Council and mayor were sworn into office in November 2016 at the Riverside City Hall. Members of the administration are, from left, Councilmen Jimmy Hollander and Frank Riddle, Mayor Rusty Jessup, and Councilmen Bill Cantley, Johnny Osborn and Kenny Womack.

RIVERSIDE -- The Riverside council approved an agreement with the St. Clair County Commission to repair a portion of Sugar Farm Road.

Mayor Rusty Jessup said the road is inside the city limits, but the County Commission has agreed to repair it at no cost to the municipality.

Jessup said nobody lives along the road, but it is frequently used by commuters.

According to the agreement approved by the council Tuesday night, the work is expected to cost the county $2,960.

“…The work shall be performed at the convenience of the County,” the agreement states. “The City shall furnish any water and/or additional right of way needed for said work. The County will not be responsible for any damage to public or private property and the City shall protect the County from any lawsuit that might arise as a result of said work and/or improvements.”

At Tuesday night’s meeting, the council also approved advertising the surplus of a 2009 Dodge Charger and taking bids for the former police vehicle.

Jessup announced City Hall will be closed on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 21.

He also announced that the Riverside Beautification Organization will hold a “We Love the Ark Day,” Tuesday, Jan. 22, at The Ark restaurant, an all-day event.

The next regularly scheduled council meeting will be at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15.