The City of Bessemer is applying for a $400,000 EPA brownfields assessment grant. The purpose of the program is to assess public and private brownfields properties in our community.
A "brownfields” property is an abandoned, idle, or underused property at which expansion or redevelopment is hindered by actual or perceived environmental impact. Examples are abandoned gas stations, industrial plants, former dry cleaners, and other industrial or commercial properties. The idea is to eventually redevelop these properties into productive resources.
Brownfields redevelopment supports economic development, environmental health, and human health. More information on the these efforts will be forthcoming as our program develops.
The city of Bessemer's Second Annual Christmas Tree Lighting is Nov. 29 at 5 p.m. at Debardeleben Park. Join us for music and more.
The event will feature music by the choirs of Bessemer City High School and Bessemer Middle School. There will be refreshments and a special gifts giveaway by Mayor Kenneth Gulley. Please make plans to join us.
All offices of the city of Bessemer will be closd on Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The closings include Bessemer City Hall, Bessemer Utilities and the Frank House Municipal Golf Course.
There will be no garbage or trash pick-up on these two dates.
The city of Bessemer's Annual Christmas Parade is scheduled for Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. in Historic Downtown Bessemer. Contact the Bessemer Area Chamber for registration.
The theme of this year's parade is "Believe in the Music and Magic of Christmas." The registration deadline is Dec. 9 at 5 p.m.