Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail

Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail pictured at a previous meeting of the Hanceville City Council.

Hanceville’s hopes of building a conveniently-located new senior center  — one to replace the aging facility on the city’s east side — took another step Thursday as the city council tapped a consulting company to steer the grant application process needed to fund the project.

The council voted unanimously to hire Huntsville-based Community Consultants, Inc. to help guide its application and grant administration for a $250,000 federal Community Block Development Grant toward construction of the new center at the city’s C.W. Day Park. With the city’s grant application due in July, the move was all but essential to square away at Thursday’s meeting in order to meet the application deadline. 

A separate vote on hiring an architecture firm to design the facility was tabled Thursday, leaving that decision aside to be raised again at the city’s June 27 council meeting. 

In other business at its regular meeting, the council:

• Set three public hearings on separate rezoning requests from local property owners for 6 p.m. on July 11. 

• Approved a $3,700 invoice to Inline Electric of Cullman for electrical work at the stage at the city’s Veterans Park.

• Approved bills payable through the current financial period. 

• Approved the minutes of its May 23 regular meeting. 

The next council meeting will be held at 6 p.m. June 27 at the council meeting room at Hanceville City Hall. A 5:30 p.m. public work session will immediately precede the meeting. 

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