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Commission applies for CDBG Grant to aid water project

Published 8:05pm Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Tallapoosa County Commission will apply for grants to aid in the completion of the Micah Hill Water Project.

During Monday’s meeting, the commission passed a resolution to apply for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) worth $350,000, as well as $200,000 in Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) funds with a $95,000 match to be provided by the Jackson’s Gap Water Authority.
The Micah Hill Water Project is an ongoing water project with the Jackson’s Gap Water Authority for the Daviston and Buttston area that’s been underway for about two years.

During the meeting, the commission also decided against participation in the 2014 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday. It is the practice of the commission to get feedback from the local board of education because ultimately, it would receive the sales tax collected to during the holiday.

At the request of Tallapoosa County School Board, the commission will not participate.

During Monday’s meeting, the commission also:

ν approved special events alcohol license permit for Russell Crossroads for ArtiGras

ν tabled a vote on application for retail beer and wine license for Store 34

ν approved posting of a 25 miles per hour speed limit in Murphy Lake Subdivision

ν approved ALDOT agreement for MLK Street and Macedonia Road