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Phenix City leaders talk Birmingham brawl, utility improvements, and more

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - Ten days before Christmas, Phenix City council took care of a lot of business Tuesday night, including the approval of a property for a canoe and kayak rental and retail store.

At their meeting, council members approved approximately $41,945 for 12 more days of work on the waste water treatment plant, plus an additional $52,644.60 for the utility department for sanitary sewer main improvements.

Separate from city business, we asked Phenix City's mayor about the physical fight in Alabama’s largest city, between Birmingham's mayor and a city council member, that sent both of them to the hospital on Tuesday.

"You hate to see things like that happen. I think I can say confidently that will never happen here. We always strive to take the high road and do the right thing,” Phenix City Mayor Eddie Lowe said.

Meantime, Phenix City council also announced some construction happening on Riverchase Drive to add a turning lane and more.

In addition, there were resolutions for the mayor and city manager to sign $1,000 Wal-Mart community grants for both the Phenix City Fire Department and police department.

“The meeting was great, the department heads were great and we just wanted to take the opportunity to tell people thank you for what they’ve done and to have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year this time of year,” Mayor Lowe said.

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