Some of its success is simply due to its location. Being on an interstate highway with a lake next door didn’t hurt; the location of Talladega Superspeedway to the east, and the $2 billion Honda manufacturing plant on the west side are huge factors in bringing in people and revenue, and putting Lincoln on the map.
City leaders have worked hard to help the city grow and prosper through annexation and business recruitment. Voters in the zone for Lincoln’s schools also took a stand for improvement when they approved a referendum to build new facilities for area elementary, middle and high school students.
The city has also taken the lead in establishing parks for recreation not only in Lincoln, but the city is also a partner in the development of TOP Trails Park just north of Talladega.
Within the past year, the city moved into a new City Hall and Fire Department building.
And this week the City Council approved a million dollar contract to move forward with plans to build a new, larger, state of the art library.
Lincoln’s first library began operating in 1975, and the currently library building was completed in 1980. Shortly after that the city hired a full-time librarian, and it wasn’t long before the popularity of the library’s programs and services made the need for more room apparent.
The new library will be a sign of another step forward for a city on the grow.