House moving law getting 1st test

Published 1:07 am Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Andalusia’s almost-4-year-old house moving ordinance will get its first test very soon.

Tuesday night, the Andalusia City Council held a public meeting during the council meeting in which it approved a request by James Phillips to move a house currently located in front of Palmer and Sons near Johnson Park to Feagin Street in front of the cemetery.

Andy Wiggins, director of planning and development, told the council that Phillips is moving the house for his daughter, and has presented plans for improvements once it is in place. He also has purchased a bond which guarantees funds with which the city would complete the project if Phillips failed to do so within a year of the house being moved.

In other business, the council:

• Reappointed Billy Joe Stallworth and Randy Wahl to the Recreation Board.

• Announced three openings on the Community Enhancement Commity and one opening on the Historic Preservation Committee.