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Falkville seeking grants for sewer

By Ronnie Thomas 340-2438

FALKVILLE — Work is about to begin in earnest as Falkville seeks two grants that could total about $900,000 to improve and expand its sewer system.

Russ Roberts, a project engineer with Goodwyn, Mills and Cawood Inc. of Birmingham, told the Town Council on Tuesday that he, grant writer Terry Acuff of Community Consultants Inc. of Huntsville and Mayor Jimmie Walker will begin meetings within the next two weeks to plan strategy. He said the deadline for the grant applications is May 1.

Roberts said the grants would go toward improvements of sewer service on Piney Grove Street, East Main Street and Buster Road, and to bore underneath Interstate 65, bringing service to the BP service station on Morgan County 55 East.

Roberts said Falkville will seek a $390,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency that will require a 45 percent match for the town.

The other grant, a Community Development Block Grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, could be for up to $500,000.

Roberts said Falkville could apply some of the funds from ADECA toward its match money.

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