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Welcome to the official Web Site for the City of Pleasant Grove, Alabama! The City of Pleasant Grove is the kind of place most Americans would like to have as their hometown.
With a population of about 10,000, Pleasant Grove offers the best "small-town" life quality but within
only a 25 minute drive of Alabama's largest metropolitan area.
 
We believe that Pleasant Grove is the best place to call home. But don't just take our word for it.  Before
you buy a home, or commit to a business or industrial site, we encourage you to visit the City of Pleasant Grove.

 

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GENERAL INFORMATION

The area known as Pleasant Grove, Alabama was first homesteaded in September, 1836. Pleasant Grove is in Jefferson County. Although no one seems to know when or exactly how the town came by its name, old documents indicate that at least part of this area was call Pleasant Grove as early at 1884. Pleasant Grove was incorporated as a city in January, 1937. The incorporation came about by reason of a rather unusual circumstance. The town sits on land honeycombed by coal mines. For many years the residents had relied on water wells for their water supply. As years passed and more mining was done, Pleasant Grove found itself confronted with a problem. Residents would sometimes go to their well to draw water only to find there was none. The water had gone into the mines.During the mid to late 30’s, the Federal Government had a program for financing the building of local water systems. In exploring the possibility of securing such funds, it was revealed that in order to secure such financing a community must be legally incorporated. At this time the incorporation became a reality.

The first appointed Mayor of Pleasant Grove was W.P. Stone. The city is governed by a Mayor and five council members who serve four-year terms. Elections for city officials are held during the summer of each leap year with four year terms beginning the first Monday in October.

Currently the elected officials of the city are:

Mayor Jerry Brasseale

Council Members: 

William Bullion

Terri Hicks

Paula Johnson

Philip Houston

Pricilla McWilliams


City Council - 1st & 3rd Monday at 7:00 P.M. - City Hall
Planning Board - 1st Tuesday at 6:30 P.M. - City Hall
Park Board - Last Monday at 7:00 P.M. - City Hall
Library Board - 2nd Thursday - City Hall
(Except for June, July and December)
Board of Adjustments - Meets on Call Only
Municipal Court -3rd Tuesdays of each month – Traffic Court starts at 9 AM, Misdemeanors at 10 AM, in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

 

SCHOOLS - Pleasant Grove Schools are operated by the Jefferson County Board of Education. We originally gave the Board of Education twenty acres and a gift of $150,000 toward the construction of a Junior High School. In 1970, we built Pleasant Grove High School which was combined with the Junior High School. Our schools were accredited by the State of Alabama in May, 1973. The City agreed to give the Board of Education $1,000,000.00 over a ten year period to add onto the existing Elementary School to have all of our children K-6 under one roof. We are happy to say that in January, 1997, students who formerly attended Woodward School were relocated in our City. The new Pleasant Grove High   School sits on approximately 90 acres of land (mostly donated by the City of Pleasant Grove, a few parcels either donated or purchased from local residents). Construction began in March of 2008, with a ground breaking ceremony held onsite on April 30, 2008. The school building was completed in July of 2010. Students reported for the first day of class on August 11, 2010. The project was completed in the summer of 2011 with the opening of the football stadium on August 26, 2011.LIBRARY - The Pleasant Grove Public Library was first opened on July 29, 1948, located in the Community Center and sponsored by the Home Demonstration Club.  In June 1973, the library was moved to the basement
of the Community Center into two small damp rooms.  In April 1979, the library
was moved to its present location, on the ground floor of City Hall, with
5,000 square feet.  The library has grown from its small beginning to over
23,000 books, audio books, and DVD's.  We have 10 computers for public
usage, 2 catalog computers and a self-checkout.  The library also provides
Wi-Fi for anyone who wants to use their own laptops.The Pleasant Grove Public Library is a member of the Jefferson County
Library Cooperative (JCLC), which links 41 public libraries to provide
countywide services to residents in Jefferson County.  The Alabama Public
Library Service (APLS) is the state agency responsible for coordinating
Alabama's public libraries.

The libraries "Book Buddies" meet every 3rd Wednesday @10 to discuss that
month's book.  We have a genealogy class that meet every Thursday @ 9.
This class is led by Laura Higginbotham, no membership, no fees required,
just bring your curiosity.  You can contact Laura at 744-6651 or email
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .Books are always for sale in the library.  Hardback sell
for $1,
paperbacks .25 cents.

STREETS - Streets are maintained by the city. We plan to resurface some streets the latter part of this year and next year. Our Street Department maintains our sidewalks, keeps the areas near the intersections clean and maintains all street signs and markers.SANITATION -Currently garbage service is contracted by Waste Management. Garbage is picked up at curbside one time each week. Recycling bins are located behind City Hall and our citizens are encouraged to bring recyclable items to these bins.WE ARE SAFE - Professionals in our Police, Fire, Public Works, Inspection Department and Municipal Court protect the lives, property and rights of the citizens of Pleasant Grove.POLICE DEPARTMENT -The Police Dept. is concerned not only with law enforcement, but with the general protection and education of youngsters and adults.FIRE DEPARTMENT - The Fire Dept. helps Pleasant Grove enjoy an NB4 rating, saving several thousand dollars on cost of fire insurance each year.ADMINISTRATIVE/MUNICIPAL COURT - Functions are conducted by the City Clerk and her staff. Financial, personnel, court matters and citizen information is available through these offices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Grove News

Come out Friday, November 21st and support the 2014 Pleasant Grove High School Football Team as they compete for the 3rd Round Playoffs against Gunterville. 7P.M. GO SPARTANS!!!!!!!!!


If you have or questions about the garbage billing service or
to start service call: 744-1728.


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Christmas Parade Meeting, meeting will be Tuesday,11/25/14,@ 6:30 pm, in Council Chambers. City Lighting will take place on December 4th, @ 7PM, on the steps of City Hall. Please come out and join the singing. Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 6th, @ 9AM.

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Come out Friday, November 21st and support the 2014 Pleasant Grove High School Football Team as they compete for the 3rd Round Playoffs against Gunterville. 7P.M. GO SPARTANS!!!!!!!!!


If you have or questions about the garbage billing service or
to start service call: 744-1728.


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Christmas Parade Meeting, meeting will be Tuesday,11/25/14,@ 6:30 pm, in Council Chambers. City Lighting will take place on December 4th, @ 7PM, on the steps of City Hall. Please come out and join the singing. Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 6th, @ 9AM.

Link


Come out Friday, November 21st and support the 2014 Pleasant Grove High School Football Team as they compete for the 3rd Round Playoffs against Gunterville. 7P.M. GO SPARTANS!!!!!!!!!


If you have or questions about the garbage billing service or
to start service call: 744-1728.


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Christmas Parade Meeting, meeting will be Tuesday,11/25/14,@ 6:30 pm, in Council Chambers. City Lighting will take place on December 4th, @ 7PM, on the steps of City Hall. Please come out and join the singing. Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 6th, @ 9AM.

Link


Come out Friday, November 21st and support the 2014 Pleasant Grove High School Football Team as they compete for the 3rd Round Playoffs against Gunterville. 7P.M. GO SPARTANS!!!!!!!!!


If you have or questions about the garbage billing service or
to start service call: 744-1728.


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Christmas Parade Meeting, meeting will be Tuesday,11/25/14,@ 6:30 pm, in Council Chambers. City Lighting will take place on December 4th, @ 7PM, on the steps of City Hall. Please come out and join the singing. Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 6th, @ 9AM.

Link


Come out Friday, November 21st and support the 2014 Pleasant Grove High School Football Team as they compete for the 3rd Round Playoffs against Gunterville. 7P.M. GO SPARTANS!!!!!!!!!


If you have or questions about the garbage billing service or
to start service call: 744-1728.


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Christmas Parade Meeting, meeting will be Tuesday,11/25/14,@ 6:30 pm, in Council Chambers. City Lighting will take place on December 4th, @ 7PM, on the steps of City Hall. Please come out and join the singing. Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 6th, @ 9AM.

Link


Come out Friday, November 21st and support the 2014 Pleasant Grove High School Football Team as they compete for the 3rd Round Playoffs against Gunterville. 7P.M. GO SPARTANS!!!!!!!!!


If you have or questions about the garbage billing service or
to start service call: 744-1728.


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Christmas Parade Meeting, meeting will be Tuesday,11/25/14,@ 6:30 pm, in Council Chambers. City Lighting will take place on December 4th, @ 7PM, on the steps of City Hall. Please come out and join the singing. Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 6th, @ 9AM.

Link


Come out Friday, November 21st and support the 2014 Pleasant Grove High School Football Team as they compete for the 3rd Round Playoffs against Gunterville. 7P.M. GO SPARTANS!!!!!!!!!


If you have or questions about the garbage billing service or
to start service call: 744-1728.


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Christmas Parade Meeting, meeting will be Tuesday,11/25/14,@ 6:30 pm, in Council Chambers. City Lighting will take place on December 4th, @ 7PM, on the steps of City Hall. Please come out and join the singing. Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 6th, @ 9AM.

Link


Come out Friday, November 21st and support the 2014 Pleasant Grove High School Football Team as they compete for the 3rd Round Playoffs against Gunterville. 7P.M. GO SPARTANS!!!!!!!!!


If you have or questions about the garbage billing service or
to start service call: 744-1728.


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Christmas Parade Meeting, meeting will be Tuesday,11/25/14,@ 6:30 pm, in Council Chambers. City Lighting will take place on December 4th, @ 7PM, on the steps of City Hall. Please come out and join the singing. Christmas Parade, Saturday, December 6th, @ 9AM.

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