Access road OK’d for RCA Logistics

Published 2:48 am Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Opp City Council voted 3-2 to enter an agreement with CDG Engineers and Associates, Inc., to build an access road for the new trucking company RCA Logistics LLC.

In a letter written to Opp Mayor Becky Bracke, CDG said the Alabama Department of Transportation has awarded $342,500 in industrial access funds to extend Hunters Drive approximately 500 linear feet to supply access to the new trucking facility.

The city’s portion of the project is $52,255. 

CDG’s services will include data collection, geotechnical services, final roadway construction plans and roadway construction letting assistance.

Dennis Busby and Chad Sessions, owners of RCA Logistics LLC, currently located in Elba, told the council in October that by bringing their current assets, building a facility, and adding additional trucks, their total investment in Opp would be $5.8 million.

The agreement also was contingent upon the Alabama Department of Transportation’s agreement to help fund an access road.

Councilman Gary Strickland voted against the agreement, because he wanted RCA Logistics, LLC, to help with the $52,255.

“We are obligated to pay this for the engineers, but we are doing this for RCA trucking,” Strickland said. “And I would at least like for RCA trucking to help in some sort of way. I mean, it’s like how far do we have to go here to get this project done?”

Councilman Skip Spurlin also voted against the agreement.

The council also:

• Adopted an updated capital projects list.

• Considered a new zoning code.

• Appointed Jay Michael to the South Central Mental Health Board.

• Agreed to seek a line of credit at Southern Independent Bank.

• Declared property at 117 Brandon Avenue a public nuisance.

• Agreed to spend $5,100 on new doors for the Hardin Street Activity Center.