TUSCUMBIA — After final tweaking Monday, the City Council unanimously adopted a rental policy for the Roundhouse Railroad Museum.
In a separate issue, the council postponed action on a proposed ordinance concerning picking up brush and limbs that residents place along the curbsides of their homes.
The roundhouse rental policy would charge $700 for a full day’s rental or $100 an hour, with a minimum of four hours.
City civic groups and groups from schools in Colbert County are allowed to reserve events at no cost. Some groups, such as tourism-related organizations, could receive discounts.
The council also agreed to allow bands that are part of an event to play until 10 p.m.
“That would comply with Tuscumbia’s noise ordinance,” Mayor Bill Shoemaker said.
In addition, if an event is canceled, the city would reimburse rental costs to the person or group that would have held the event.
The council already has approved an ordinance allowing wine, champagne and beer to be served at the functions.
The overall policy is not an ordinance, but is a public parks policy.
The roundhouse, which is on the grounds of the Tuscumbia Railway Depot Museum at Fifth and Water streets, was completed late in 2012.
In other business, council members will continue to discuss a proposal to charge residents for hauling curbside trash to the landfill if the material is not among items approved for pickup.
The council is considering a resolution that defines what curbside materials would be picked up at no cost.
Residents who place other items along the curb for pickup could face a minimum charge of $113.78. City officials said that is how much the Federal Emergency Management Agency reimburses governmental entities that pick up debris after storms that cause damage requiring FEMA assistance.
Officials said the proposed ordinance is designed to ease the Street Department’s load, thus allowing workers to quickly go through routes. That would mean department trucks would stop at residences more often.
Three residents voiced opposition to all or part of the ordinance Monday. They said $113.78 is a great deal to charge and said other cities haul more than brush and limbs.
One resident said his only concern about the proposal is the city would charge to pick up limbs that are more than 3 inches in diameter.
Council members agreed to let a committee take the issues under review and bring any proposed changes back to them.
Bernie Delinski can be reached at 256-740-5739 or bernie.delinski@TimesDaily.com.