Council to prioritize road projects – The Clanton Advertiser

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The Council will set priorities for road projects

Posted 10:21 a.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022

By JOYANNA LOVE | Chief Editor

The Clanton City Council will set its priority projects for Rebuild Alabama Act funding during its August 22 voting session.

The software used to assess the quality of the city’s roads is used to determine which streets are most in need of repaving.

During the Aug. 18 business session, Mayor Jeff Mims said city staff also went to the roads to physically inspect them.

City Clerk Jonathan Seale explained that the resolution would be a list of roads that would be repaved, if there was enough funding.

“We’ll have a price here pretty quick on what it’s going to cost, and we’ll put it in next year’s budget,” Mims said.

Seale predicts the city will receive $60,000 in gas tax revenue from the Rebuild Alabama Act this year.

The funding will continue to be considered as the council votes on the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs Recreational Trails Program grant application for a bridge at Goose Pond Park.

Personnel changes will also be considered. Mims said the position of director of parks and recreation is being dissolved and employees will report to the director of public works.

Mims said funding for the position will be used to create another engineering position.

Final SRO contact approval for an officer will also be voted on at the August 22 meeting.

The board will also consider final approval of an increase in the business licensing fee to $14.

The August 22 meeting will be held at Clanton Town Hall at 5:00 p.m.

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