The city of Bessemer is seeking highly motivated youth between the ages of 14 to 18 to support local businesses, organizations and governmental offices for summer employment under the Camp Bessemer program.
Responsibilities vary according to assigned locations upon hire. Students must completely adhere to the application requirements as part of the selection process. A base compensation of $7.25 an hour for 25 hours a week is allotted for each individual hired.
Summer employment extends for six weeks beginning June 8, 2015. A holiday break is included during the week of July 4th.
Interested persons may pick up an application from their local school or Bessemer City Hall. All applications must be returned to Bessemer City Middle School, Bessemer City High School or the Bessemer City Hall no later than April 30, 2015 by 4:30 p.m. in order to be considered.
Telephone calls will not be accepted concerning employment. Applicants will be notified about their selection for hire by approved personnel. Download Application here
The city of Bessemer Police Department is starting its Citizen's Police Academy 2015.
Classes will begin on May 18 and will be held on Mondays, starting at 6 p.m. and lasting until 9 p.m. The academy will be held at the New Horizon Alternative School, 1701 Sixth Avenue North, Bessemer.
The academy will be conducted for six weeks and cover such topics as self-defense, traffic laws, C.P.R., mental health, criminal laws, gangs and crime prevention.
For further information and registration, please contact Sgt. Evans Reed at (205) 365-5479 or Officer R. Curry at (205) 240-4052.
Hard Park has a new name.
The Bessemer City Council voted on March 31 to rename the park the Southside Community Park. The park is named in honor of former District 3 councilwoman Sarah W. Belcher.
The new walking track at the park will be named The Sarah W. Belcher Walking Track. Belcher led efforts to get the walking track built at the park.
Residents of the Southside Community had petitioned the city to rename the park.
The city of Bessemer will starts its 2014 Paving Program this week.
The project aims to resurface several streets in the city.
The cost for the project will be $1.3 million. Dunn Construction Company was the lowest responsible bidder of three companies and was awarded the program back in November.
However, rains and unseasonably cold weather prevented the start of the paving. With warmer weather now forecast, the program is set to begin. The paving will also include installation of a new walking track at Hard Park.
The list of roadways in 2014 paving project include: