City moves forward on small home project

CORDOVA —The Cordova City Council voted Tuesday night to pay for the appraisal of four lots where a developer is interested in building several small homes. Mayor Drew Gilbert said the appraisal will cost approximately $950. “That should be the extent of our financial investment. From there, the private developer would actually acquire the lots. The architect is donating his services. We also have the Community Foundation involved, so they would defray anything else,” Gilbert said. Gilbert previously said up to four two-bedroom homes of approximately 1,100 square feet could be constructed on the site, which is located at the corner of Amory Avenue and First Street. The council also received an update on the search for a public works superintendent. Gilbert said eight applicants will be interviewed Wednesday evening by himself and council members Ed Earp and Larry Sides. More interviews will be conducted next week. The position became available after former superintendent Wayne Brown assumed a new role in the department. Applications are available online at and at Cordova City Hall. Candidates must have supervisory experience and a valid CDL.