Alexander City gas department buildings will soon belong to the Alexander City Board of Education.
With the move to the newly renovated municipal complex, the city’s old gas department buildings next to Alexander City Middle School are vacant. Giving the buildings and property for the board of education makes sense for both entities.
“With the traffic situation at the school, they were wanting a better place to park the buses,” Mayor Woody Baird said. “Since we have centralized and moved the gas department over (to the municipal complex), we asked if they would be willing to accept the gas department buildings.”
The donation to schools saves the city money from not having to maintain the buildings and property and no longer having to provide utilities for the buildings. Baird said the school system already has plans for the buildings and property.
“My understanding is they are going to tear one down, keep one for storage and try to make a bus roundabout so they can load and unload back there,” Baird said.