Five Mile Creek Greenway http://www.fivemilecreekgreenway.org Five Mile Creek Greenway Alabama Tue, 08 Sep 2015 13:09:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 104931366 Tarrant Greenway Leadership Retires http://www.fivemilecreekgreenway.org/2015/07/tarrant-greenway-leadership-retires/ Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:08:16 +0000 http://www.fivemilecreekgreenwaydistrict.org/?p=2085 After many years of service and perseverance, Five Mile Creek Greenway Partnership leader and Tarrant Fire Chief Billy Hewitt retired September 30, 2014. The resolution adopted by the Jefferson County Commission in Birmingham, Alabama 20th day of November, 2014 reads as such: Whereas, it is the policy of the Jefferson County Commission to recognize outstanding […]]]> Mayor Tuck, Chief Hewitt, BSC intern Patrick Welch

Tarrant Bike Rodeo with  Mayor Tuck, Chief Hewitt, and BSC Intern Patrick Welch

After many years of service and perseverance, Five Mile Creek Greenway Partnership leader and Tarrant Fire Chief Billy Hewitt retired September 30, 2014.
The resolution adopted by the Jefferson County Commission in Birmingham, Alabama 20th day of November, 2014 reads as such:

Whereas, it is the policy of the Jefferson County Commission to recognize outstanding public servants for their dedication to the citizens of Jefferson County, Alabama; and

 

  • Chief William C. “Billy” Hewitt served the citizens of Jefferson County over 43 years and retired on September 30, 2014; and
  • Chief William C. “Billy” Hewitt was born in Tarrant City, grew up in the Pawnee Community and graduated from Tarrant High School; and
  • Chief William C. “Billy” Hewitt still lives in the family home in Pawnee with his wife, Sharon. They have one daughter, Kelly, who is married to Matt Javinett and two grandchildren, Lily and Reed Javinett; and
  • Chief William C. “Billy” Hewitt received his Master’s Degree from Birmingham Southern College and completed the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy; and
  • Chief William C. “Billy” Hewitt served the City of Tarrant as Fire Chief for 19 years and 6 months; and
  • In addition to his duties as Fire Chief, William C. “Billy” Hewitt served as Chair of the EMS Committee of Alabama Fire Chiefs for 17 years and the Alabama Representative to Southeastern Division of International Fire Chiefs Association for 8 years as well as the boards of the Central Alabama Region Brownsfield Task Force, Five-Mile Creek Greenway Partnership, and BREMMS Education Task Force to name a few organizations he represented; and
  • Chief William C. “Billy” Hewitt is an advocate for firefighters and believes in professional development, firefighter health and wellness and believes in delivering the very best care and service for those whom he serves;
  • Chief William C. “Billy” Hewitt has always gone beyond the call of duty in serving the citizens of Jefferson County and as an example, applied for and was awarded various grants totaling over 15 million dollars; and

Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Jefferson County Commission congratulates Chief William C. “Billy” Hewitt on his retirement and expresses our sincere thanks for the services rendered to the citizens of Jefferson County.

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Fultondale Greenway Leadership retires http://www.fivemilecreekgreenway.org/2015/07/fultondale-greenway-leadership-retires/ Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:50:33 +0000 http://www.fivemilecreekgreenwaydistrict.org/?p=2087 http://www.njeffersonnews.com/news/fultondale-city-inspector-darryl-aldrich-to-retire-after-years/article_76706938-742c-11e4-9e71-0711cd2c874f.html Fultondale city inspector Darryl Aldrich to retire after 17 years After 17 years of inspecting buildings in Fultondale, Darryl Aldrich is calling it a career. Aldrich announced his retirement during Monday morning’s regular session of the Fultondale City Council (November 24, 2014).  To say that the landscape of the city has changed over Aldrich’s […]]]> http://www.njeffersonnews.com/news/fultondale-city-inspector-darryl-aldrich-to-retire-after-years/article_76706938-742c-11e4-9e71-0711cd2c874f.html

Fultondale city inspector Darryl Aldrich to retire after 17 years

After 17 years of inspecting buildings in Fultondale, Darryl Aldrich is calling it a career.

Aldrich announced his retirement during Monday morning’s regular session of the Fultondale City Council (November 24, 2014).

 To say that the landscape of the city has changed over Aldrich’s tenure is an understatement. He inspected all of the new businesses that have made Fultondale home in the last decade, such as the Promenade Shopping Center. He’s also worked through the destruction of numerous structures during the 2011 tornado.

Now, Aldrich is going back to what he was doing before he took the Fultondale job. He’s going back to raising fish in a hatchery — tilapia, to be specific.

Cookie Eating Contest

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#10 Trestle Builder Identified http://www.fivemilecreekgreenway.org/2014/09/10-trestle-builder-identified/ Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:19:39 +0000 http://www.fivemilecreekgreenwaydistrict.org/?p=2081 You may remember the May 2006 fire that took the beautiful #10 Trestle from 216 feet high and 672 feet long to ashes. The Birmingham History Center renewed interest in this trestle over Newfound Creek in a recent article about the builder J. L.  Mitchell.  The Five Mile Creek Greenway District plans to replace this […]]]> You may remember the May 2006 fire that took the beautiful #10 Trestle from 216 feet high and 672 feet long to ashes. The Birmingham History Center renewed interest in this trestle over Newfound Creek in a recent article about the builder J. L.  Mitchell.  The Five Mile Creek Greenway District plans to replace this bridge as part of the Greenway Plan.  However, as of September 2014, the deed for this 16.7 mile rail still lies with CSX.

http://birminghamhistorycenter.wordpress.com/2014/09/12/two-lines-converge-genealogist-finds-lost-mitchell-familys-ties-to-jefferson-county-train-trestle/

 

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Alabama Power Service Organization 2014 http://www.fivemilecreekgreenway.org/2014/08/alabama-power-service-organization-2014/ Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:16:25 +0000 http://www.fivemilecreekgreenwaydistrict.org/?p=2067 Here is the Alabama Power Service Oragnization blog on our July 2014 Clean up event featuring Roger McCondichie and Francesca Gross.   How many tires did we pull out of Five Mile Creek? Last count was 862!   http://alabamapowernews.com/2014/08/11/volunteers-clean-five-mile-creek-at-11th-annual-event/]]> Here is the Alabama Power Service Oragnization blog on our July 2014 Clean up event featuring Roger McCondichie and Francesca Gross.

 

How many tires did we pull out of Five Mile Creek? Last count was 862!

 

http://alabamapowernews.com/2014/08/11/volunteers-clean-five-mile-creek-at-11th-annual-event/ Fivemile Creek Clean up 2014

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Creek Clean Up July 31- August 1 2014 http://www.fivemilecreekgreenway.org/2014/06/july-31-august-1-2014-save-the-date/ Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:38:39 +0000 http://www.fivemilecreekgreenwaydistrict.org/?p=2009 Public is invited to help us pull tires from Five Mile Creek in Brookside. Over 1300 tires have been counted in the stream bed near Brookside. Help us pull out these tires for a smoother canoe ride down the creek! Five Mile Creek Greenway Partnership with Jefferson County Department of Health Brookside Tire Removal July […]]]> Public is invited to help us pull tires from Five Mile Creek in Brookside.

Over 1300 tires have been counted in the stream bed near Brookside. Help us pull out these tires for a smoother canoe ride down the creek!

Five Mile Creek Greenway Partnership with Jefferson County Department of Health

Brookside Tire Removal July 31 and August 1 (Thursday and Friday) 2014

8:30-2:30

8:00 am Registration at Five Mile Creek Canoe Company 325 Cardiff Road, Brookside, 35036

Bridgestone Tires OneTeamOnePlanet will pick up all of the tires we extract and recycle them free of charge.

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Contact Numbers Scott Hofer, JCDH, 930-1274, scott.hofer@jcdh.org

Roger McCondichie, Brookside Mayor,   910-4746 www.brooksidealabama.com

Francesca Gross, Five Mile Creek Coordinator,  226-7755
Brookside Clean Up Flyer 2014

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Five Mile Creek APSO Clean Up July 27 in Graysville http://www.fivemilecreekgreenway.org/2013/07/five-mile-creek-apso-clean-up-july-27-in-graysville/ Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:14:34 +0000 http://www.fivemilecreekgreenwaydistrict.org/?p=1962 Come join the Five Mile Creek Partnership for a summer creek clean up. The date of this year’s event is Saturday morning, July 27, 2013 in Graysville at the passive park site off Old Highway 78 where we built the canoe put-in and Boy Scout campsite in 2009. This year’s event will be a fairly […]]]> Come join the Five Mile Creek Partnership for a summer creek clean up.

The date of this year’s event is Saturday morning, July 27, 2013 in Graysville at the passive park site off Old Highway 78 where we built the canoe put-in and Boy Scout campsite in 2009.
This year’s event will be a fairly modest one, focusing mainly on picking up trash in the creek, the canoe put-in area, the camping area, and up and down the old, abandoned highway 78 roadway. There will be  cold drinks and snack, and the  free “I HELPED CLEAN UP FIVE MILE CREEK” T-shirts provided to all volunteers. Registration would begin around 8 a.m., cleanup from 9-11 a.m. .
See the attached flyer for more information.  Five Mile 13 Flyer

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Five Mile Creek Festival in Tarrant June 15 2013 http://www.fivemilecreekgreenway.org/2013/06/five-mile-creek-festival-in-tarrant-june-15-2013/ Wed, 12 Jun 2013 22:28:38 +0000 http://www.fivemilecreekgreenwaydistrict.org/?p=1956 FMCF2013 flyer June 15 2013 Downtown Tarrant 10 am – 5 PM Admission FREE  ]]> FMCF2013 flyer

June 15 2013

Downtown Tarrant

10 am – 5 PM

Admission FREE

 

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Five Mile Creek Greenway Partnership Summer Meeting http://www.fivemilecreekgreenway.org/2013/06/five-mile-creek-greenway-partnership-summer-meeting/ Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:03:38 +0000 http://www.fivemilecreekgreenwaydistrict.org/?p=1950 June 12 2013 Tarrant City Hall 9 am – 10 am Public meeting to discuss progress of the Five Mile Creek Greenway. Tarrant City Hall Meeting Room 1604 Pinson Valley Parkway Tarrant, AL 35217 (205) 849-2800 (Main number)]]> June 12 2013

Tarrant City Hall

9 am – 10 am

Public meeting to discuss progress of the Five Mile Creek Greenway.

Tarrant City Hall Meeting Room

1604 Pinson Valley Parkway

Tarrant, AL 35217

(205) 849-2800 (Main number)

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Coke Ovens of Jefferson County http://www.fivemilecreekgreenway.org/2012/05/coke-ovens-of-jefferson-county/ Fri, 04 May 2012 14:34:00 +0000 http://www.fivemilecreekgreenwaydistrict.org/?p=1757 Cawaco RC&D Council and ACES present the Industrial Archeological Guide to the Coke Ovens of Jefferson County authored by Dr. Jack Bergstresser Jr. and Francesca Gross. Contact www.cawaco.org to order your copy. All proceeds go to future community development. Here is a look at the cover and Table of Contents: Coke Ovens Book]]>

Cawaco RC&D Council and ACES present the Industrial Archeological Guide to the Coke Ovens of Jefferson County authored by Dr. Jack Bergstresser Jr. and Francesca Gross. Contact www.cawaco.org to order your copy. All proceeds go to future community development.

Here is a look at the cover and Table of Contents:

Coke Ovens Book

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