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Reply WesleyTrear
8:14 PM on August 1, 2018 
Could someone tell me who I should contact on approval for painting the exterior of my house? I moved in a couple months ago and was told it needed to be approved. Thanks!
[/Kate Tedeton]

Contact the City of Birmingham's Department of Planning, Engineering & Permits, 205-254-2211:
Reply Kate Tedeton
4:20 PM on July 22, 2018 
Could someone tell me who I should contact on approval for painting the exterior of my house? I moved in a couple months ago and was told it needed to be approved. Thanks!
Reply Mary Steele
10:07 PM on April 29, 2015 
Looking for some young boys to do yard work for pay. Anyone interested please call me at 205-836-2877
I am curious as to why the park that is in our neighborhood is not operational. Can anyone provide any insight on this matter? Thank you
[/Ariel Struggs]

Thanks for your question. The land on the ballpark side is owned by Walter Energy, and the poolside property is owned by Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve. Ruffner is currently working with the City of Birmingham with input from our Neighborhood Association to redevelop this land.

For additional information or to volunteer to become involved in this process, contact the neighborhood park committee chair, David Cobbin ([email protected] or 205-515-4833) and/or the Executive Director of Ruffner Mountain, Stan Palla ([email protected] or 205-833-8264 ex. 14).

I encourage you to come to the Neighborhood Assoiciation meetings on the second Thursday of each month, 7pm, at South Roebuck Baptist Church at 501 Mountain Drive.

There are also two unofficial neighborhood facebook pages that are helpful in getting in touch with neighborhood happenings: "South Roebuck/ Roebuck Springs Neighbors" and "Roebuck Springs Neighborhood."

Thank you,
Katrina Turnbach
Roebuck Springs Neighborhood Association,
Reply Ariel Struggs
4:46 PM on September 15, 2014 
I am curious as to why the park that is in our neighborhood is not operational. Can anyone provide any insight on this matter? Thank you
Reply Jan Casey
1:45 AM on August 8, 2014 
I am trying to post the event that took place on my property Wednesday night. Someone has some cat killing machines for pets in our neighborhood that came onto my front porch and proceeded to tear in half my sweet sleeping cat I will not tolerate this and intend to put an end to it I am asking for anyone to be willing to help me locate the owners of these horrible dogs I got a very good look at them as I was in chase as they were running with my poor cat in their mouth
Reply Kathy Freeland
4:04 PM on June 20, 2014 
WARNING. Attempted break-in on Valley Hill Drive: A teenage boy and a 9-10 year old boy, both African American, have been walking up to houses on Valley Hill Drive the last couple of days knocking on doors and when someone comes asks about cutting the yard but they have no mower or vehicle. Today, June 20, my nephew came home to my house on Valley Hill for lunch. The older boy (white tee-shirt, black sweat pants, Afro type hair, dark complexion) came from the side of my house saying he wanted to know if we wanted the grass cut. My nephew said no and he left. When I got home about an hour after, I found my kitchen window screen at the back of the house had been pulled away and obviously the young man had been in the process of trying to enter the house when my nephew drove up. I called the police and reported it. I called my nearby neighbors, one of whom had this young man and the younger boy come to his house yesterday morning on the same pretense. His yard had been cut two days prior. The teenager was wearing the same white tee shirt and black sweat pants. The police will run extra patrols but please be on the look out and contact the police if you have a similar experience. Maybe the police can catch them before they actually do break in and can stop them from taking this wrong track. Kathy Freeland
Reply FGH
3:06 PM on December 12, 2013 
Neighborhood Meeting Tonight is CANCELLED
Reply Kim
7:26 PM on July 2, 2013 
Stray older male chocolate lab house shuffling around castlewood and covington area. Red collar. Can anyone tell me who owns him. I would like to adopt if he is not claimed soon.
Railroad Park's Neighborhood Block Party has been rescheduled for next Sunday, May 19 from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. This event includes food trucks, live music, outdoor games, face-painting, and more! Please see the attached document for more details and activities. Proceeds from the sale of food, kites, and face-painting will support Railroad Park Foundation, the non-profit that raises money to keep Railroad Park welcoming, beautiful and open 365 days a year.

Other Upcoming Events at RR Park:
The Alabama Symphony Orchestra will play three FREE concerts (thanks to their supporters and some grants from local foundations!) the evenings of Friday, June 7; Saturday, June 8; and Sunday, June 9. As we understand it, all performances will be from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

"Relax by the Tracks" is Thursday, May 30 & Thursday, June 27! This FREE music series is hosted by Railroad Park Foundation's Jr. Board and sponsored by Five Points South & Glen Iris Neighborhoods, as well as Birmingham Mountain Radio and The American Society of Landscape Architects, AL Chapter. This free event features live music from some of the best musicians in Birmingham!


Due to construction on First Avenue South, we recommend parking along the outlying streets. Some of the best parking options include street and metered parking (free on weekends, of course!) along 17th, 18th and 19th Streets between Powell Ave and Third Ave South.
Want to see an improvement in our business area?

Then come to the Parkway East Merchants Association (PEMA) meeting at 6:00 pm TONIGHT (2/20) at the Hawkins Recreation Center to find out how you can help, or just come to listen.

For more information, visit
Reply Kimberly Jeanty
1:07 PM on December 14, 2012 
The East Lake Arts District (ELAD) will host a Cash Mob: East Birmingham event and ?Art in Empty Windows? Exhibit opening as a part of the Shops at East Lake?s inaugural ?Holiday Sip and Shop Stroll?.

Holiday shoppers are invited to stroll through the Shops at East Lake beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 14, 2012. The party kicks off at, Sweet Tartts, 7625 1st Avenue North. Other participants are Urban Attic, Custom Fit Massage and Estate Liquidators.

?Cash Mob: East Birmingham is ELAD?s way of providing opportunities for our merchants and neighbors to fellowship, support the businesses who believe in our neighborhoods, while showcasing the community we all love,? says H. Mitchell Nash, President of the South East Lake Neighborhood and Board Member of the East Lake Arts District.
Strollers will enjoy food, beverage, and karaoke as well as holiday discounts in select stores, to include a free gift for the first 20 people to arrive at Sweet Tartts, the stroll kick-off destination.
For more information, please contact Kimberly Jeanty, the event organizer, at 205.585.4822 or [email protected]
Reply Kimberly Jeanty
12:55 PM on December 14, 2012 
Introducing the Parkway East Merchants Association.

One of the primary purposes of the Parkway East Merchants Association (PEMA), is to become an active participant in the public relations activities for the Parkway East Commercial Revitalization District, but its main focus is collaboration between merchants, surrounding neighbors and municipalities. PEMA may also offer services, such as producing conferences, networking or charitable events or offering classes or educational materials.

Please join us at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Don Hawkins Recreation Center, to learn how your passion and talents can benefit this amazing community.

To reserve your seat, as it is limited, or for more information, please contact Kimberly Jeanty at 205.254.2852 or [email protected]

Kimberly Jeanty

Neighborhood Liaison to

Councilor Kim Rafferty - District 2

710 North 20th Street

Birmingham, AL 35203

205.254.2852 off

205.254.2603 fax
Encouraging breast cancer awareness in the African American Community

KOMEN CLASSIC BLOCK PARTY featuring Morris Day and The Time

Outside of the Museum of Art
"Salute to Survivors"
(See their booth outside of Gate 16 on Classic Day at Legion Field)
Be on the lookout for a black Dodge pickup truck with a lift. The passenger was reported as a young white male.

Reported on Monday, Sept 10:
"This morning about 6:50 the Fay children saw a black Dodge pickup with a lift drop a young white man off at the vacant house across from the Fay's, broke the back window out and proceeded to steal copper from the house. We are not sure of the address but it is between 534 Valley and 526 Valley and house has been for sale for a long time. The police were called and numerous cars came. They did not get the crook and I don't think he actually got any copper. This is just to notify everyone that this truck was in the neighborhood. If you see this truck try and get the tag number."

To report this vehicle, call the police non-emergency number: 205-328-9311 or 911, if necessary.
Reply FGH
4:44 PM on August 9, 2012 
3rd Annual District 1 Neighborhood Summit

'Let's Talk'
Serving Citizens Through Public Policy

hosted by Councilor Lashunda Scales

August 24th, 2012 6 pm - 9 pm

doors open at 5 pm

Northeast YMCA 628 Red Lane Road

Featured speakers: Councilor Lashunda F Scales, District 1
Dr Craig Witherspoon, Superintendent, Birmingham City Schools
Thomas R Bice, State Superintendent of Education
A C Roper, Chief of Police

Topics include: economic development
crime prevention
District 1 task force
state of Birmingham city schools
bond referendum hearing
Reply FGH
4:57 AM on August 5, 2012 
National Night Out Tuesday, August 7, 2012,
6:00p.m. ? 9:00p.m. at the East Lake Park.
The Committee would like to take this opportunity to say,
?Thank You? to you as a leader and to the residents of your neighborhood
association for participating in the 29th Annual National Night Out.

An essential desire to help promote this educational, as well as, family fun event was
extended; because of the willingness of the neighborhood associations to help
make this event successful through financial contributions, we can announce
that all attendees will enjoy ?free? rides and games on Tuesday, August 7, 2012,
6:00p.m. ? 9:00p.m. at the East Lake Park
Reply FGH
3:44 PM on July 27, 2012 
Two Reminders: First, clean up day tomorrow at South Roebuck Park (poolside). The folks from Ruffner and their Samford volunteers did a great job today. Come help tomorrow if you can 9:30am-ish until 2:30pm-ish. Two, National Night Out, East Lake Park. August 7th, 2012 6pm - 9pm. All invited all welcome. More info soon.
Reply Betsy Ogle Montgomery
12:08 PM on June 23, 2012 

Just met my new neighbor, Pat Flora. He and his wife, Molly, bought the home on Balcourt Drive. She is a vet tech and massage therapist, and he runs the new Elephant House at the Birmingham Zoo.