Council to go after grant for more sewer work

Published 7:52 pm Monday, May 14, 2012

The Clanton City Council voted to pursue additional grant money to do more sewer restoration work in the West End Community.

The new grant would help pay for work around Martha Street, Augusta Street and 15th Place. A previous grant was used to finance improvements on the east side of the community.

The total project is estimated to cost approximately $711,000, of which the grant would pay $450,000. The city would match approximately $261,000 and pay engineering fees.

“That will pretty much essentially do that whole area,” said Louise Campbell, grant administrator for Clanton.

In other business, the council took the following actions:

•Approved an agreement for the YMCA to lease the city swimming pool for the same terms as last year. The agreement will run June 1-Aug. 15.

•Approved a resolution to participate in the annual back-to-school sales tax holiday in August.

•Voted to send Police Chief Brian Stilwell to July’s police chiefs’ conference in Gulf Shores.

•Awarded a bid for asphalt to Dunn Construction for the lowest quote of $75.19 per ton and $1.53 a square yard for milling.

•Approved Hull & Russell, PC to conduct this year’s audit.

•Decided to move the next council meeting to Tuesday, May 29 at 5 p.m. The next regularly scheduled meeting would have fallen on Memorial Day.