June 15, 2007
Albany - A downtown alley that church members considered dangerous has been repaved. The alley behind First Methodist Church on Flint Avenue was resurfaced Friday morning.
Several people have been injured, one seriously, after tripping and falling on uneven pavement.
City leaders say they didn't have the money to fix the pot holes, cracks, and rough spots. In January City commissioners sold the alley to the church for less than $400, so the church can maintain it.
"We are always sensitive to the areas on our campus, church campus, that would pose a problem to any kind of traffic. To foot traffic, vehicle traffic. And we hope this takes care of those kinds of concerns," said First Methodist Associate Minister Jim Coleman.
The church paid for the resurfacing.