Clanton to apply for grant for hospital infrastructure

The effort to construct a new hospital in Chilton County could receive a boost from a grant.

Clanton’s City Council voted unanimously at a regular meeting Monday to apply for a $200,000 grant through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs’ Appalachian Regional Commission Program.

The Community Development Block Grant would require a 20-percent match from the city and would be used for infrastructure related to the project, including water and sewer services.

In other business, the council:

•Approved another annual agreement with Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging for the organization to hold a meal program for seniors at the Clanton Senior Center, located off Enterprise Road.

•Approved a project to have a sprinkler system installed at E.M. Henry Head Start Center at a cost of $41,774.60.

•Agreed to allow the Chilton County Chamber of Commerce to hold a trick-or-treat event in downtown Clanton from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Oct. 31.

The city would close Second Avenue North from MorLyn’s to BB&T Bank and Sixth Street from Clanton First Baptist Church to the Clanton Fire Department.

•Agreed to pay a portion of the cost associated with the repair of the incinerator at the Chilton County Humane Society. The city would pay $8,000 toward the project.

•Approved the donation of the city’s old animal control truck to the Humane Society when the city’s new truck arrives.

•Approved paying of bills.

•Approved the minutes from the Aug. 25 meeting.

The council voted to accept low bids for a number of materials and services.

The bids were opened and announced during the meeting.

The following is a list of bids accepted by the council:

•$26,280 for tires for city vehicles from Bo-Mart Tire & Service.

•$94 per yard and $100 per yard with fibers for concrete from Shelby Concrete (only bid submitted).

•$2.9278 and 6 cents over rack price per gallon of lo-sulfur diesel fuel from W.H. Thomas Oil Company (only bid submitted).

•$904.50 for dumpsters from Nu-Life Environmental Inc.

•$3.07 and 6 cents above rack price for unleaded gasoline from W.H. Thomas Oil (only bid submitted).

•$4.50 for hauling of rock (3/4-inch, $57 stone and rip rap) from Shelby Concrete Inc.

•$8.44 for 3/4-inch rock, $9.99 for $57 stone and $11.99 for rip rap, all from Dunn Construction.

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