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Clanton Council applies for splash pad grant

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

Clanton City Park could be getting a splash pad.

The Clanton City Council approved applying for a Land and Water Conservation Fund Program grant for a splash pad, estimated to cost a little more than $300,000, during a meeting on Nov. 26.

“Some of the City Council have wanted this for some time,” city grant writer Louise Campbell said.

The grant program is overseen by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and uses funds from the National Parks Service.

Campbell said the grant would fund 50 percent of the project, requiring a 50 percent match from local funds.

The deadline for the application is Dec. 21.

“It’s very competitive,” Campbell said.

Clanton has received grants from this fund several times over the years, including projects at the Corner Park, City Park and Goose Pond Park.

The most recent grant was for the playground in West End.

Campbell said the completion of this project made the city eligible to apply again.

A public hearing was held during the Nov. 26 meeting on the grant application. No one in the audience made any comments for or against.

Also during the meeting, the City Council approved:

  • Carpet Store and More’s bid on replacing flooring on the first floor of City Hall. The bid included the entire floor, except for the council meeting room and kitchen. The renovation will cost $27,380.
  • Moving the Dec. 26 meeting to Dec. 20 at 5 p.m.