HMA donates a Ridgeline to city of Lincoln
by Elsie Hodnett
LINCOLN — Honda Manufacturing of Alabama donated a 2012 Honda Ridgeline to the city prior to the council meeting Tuesday.

“We really want to thank Honda for contributing to Lincoln by donating the Ridgeline,” Mayor Bud Kitchin said during the council meeting. “This is one of the many ways Honda contributes to our community and remains an outstanding corporate citizen.”

Ray Perez, division manager of corporate services for HMA, said the city would also keep the Honda Odyssey HMA donated several years ago. He said a new Ridgeline with similar features sells for around $36,000 pre-tax.

In another matter, the council authorized Christian and Associates Architects to let the Blue Eye Creek Fishing Trail for bid.

Kitchin said the funds for that project come from the economic development general obligation warrants the city has already obtained.

“We have about $300,000 set aside and the architect estimate is under that figure,” he said.

Kitchin said the project includes a sidewalk with a trellis, a pavilion, boardwalk on the west side of the creek and a sidewalk with five fishing stations on the east side of the creek.

In other matters Tuesday, the council:

• Authorized the mayor to execute a Track Usage Agreement with Talladega Superspeedway for the Lincoln 100 Superspeedway Bike Race, which will be held June 29.

• Authorized the mayor to execute an agreement for use of The Speed Channel Dome with Talladega Superspeedway for the 2013 Cal Ripken State Minor League Tournament Banquet on June 28.

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