By Lauren Estes
The Cullman Times
The Fairview town council agreed Monday to take out a $150,000 loan from Merchant’s Bank to complete local street projects.
Fairview Mayor Dale Seals said the town was initially receiving a $400,000 grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA), but are now only able to get $300,000 from the grant. The council made the decision to approve a loan being taken out in order to finish the projects at hand.
“We’re excited to move forward with the street projects and getting them completed,” Seals said. “There is growth happening in Fairview right now and we’re thrilled about it.”
Seals said that the town is in the bid process, and then should begin working on the roads, including Randall Shedd Lane which will leads to the local ballparks.
“The road is being named for former Mayor Shedd because he started the project,” Seals said. “The road leading from Fairview to Hollypond will also be re-paved.
In other business the council:
Approved a bid of $200 for the sale of the surplus tractor.
Approved a bid of $3040.00 for the running of electricity and waterlines by Walker’s Corner USA store into local storage building.
Approved the proposal to purchase a storage building for the town for $1000.
Approved the proposal to pay inmates a set salary of $20 per two days, or $40 for four days for town work if permitted by the Sheriff’s Office.
Approved a request to pay hospital bills of town worker.
Lauren Estes can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-734-2131, ext. 270.