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May News from Birmingham
View the May edition of the Around Town e-Newsletter for information about upcoming special events, new recycling containers, the Birmingham Memorial Day Service, construction projects and more! To sign up to receive the monthly Around Town e-Newsletter, visit
Fire Hydrant Flow Testing Starts May 2
Each year we receive numerous calls from residents regarding our annual fire hydrant flow testing. Attached please find a notice from the Birmingham Fire Department fire hydrant - Copyregarding this year's schedule for hydrant flow testing and what residents can do if they have discolored water. The City wants to emphasize this process does not pose a health problem or impact the quality of the water.  Flow testing is one of the ways the City uses to ensure hydrants are operable and give the proper water flow when needed. For more information go to
Policy Changes Coming for Accessible Parking
The City of Birmingham is introducing a new, exciting policy regarding accessible parking in the City. Following federal ADA requirements, the city will be offering roughly 60 accessible parking spaces throughout the Central Business District. To answer some questions, the City has developed a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sheet about the new policy.handicap symbol - Copy
Stores OPEN + Free Valet for Customers during Hamilton Avenue Construction
The Birmingham Shopping District is offering FREE two-hour valet to customers during the Hamilton Avenue Construction Project. Hamilton, between Old Woodward valet free 2 hours - Copyand Woodward will undergo major road repair through early July. 
Businesses on and around Hamilton Ave. will remain OPEN during construction and appreciate your continued support. Look for the Free Valet signs along Old Woodward.