Parrish closes out 2018 CDBG road grant

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PARRISH - The Parrish Town Council last Tuesday closed out the 2018 Community Development Block Grant that saw several roadways in the town repaired.

The road work, which is now complete, has a one-year warranty for any defects. Grant writer Terry Acuff of Community Consultants in Huntsville told the council that the contractor will be coming out to check on one section of Third Avenue, which is showing problems already. Barring any further work needed, the project stayed under budget.

By closing out the project, the town will be eligible to reapply for the grant in the spring of 2021.

Questions were raised in a work session prior to the public meeting about about smaller roads that need work, but Acuff explained that selection of municipalities that receive the grant takes into account the number of homes on any given street. Having smaller streets on the application can decrease the likelihood of the town being selected for the grant in the future.

Also at Tuesday's meeting, the council:

• Due to low attendance, the council decided to not discuss a proposed nuisance abatement at Tuesday's meeting. Instead, the council will go over details in a future work session.

• A swearing-in ceremony for the council and mayor-elect Bubba Cagle will take place on Monday, Nov. 2, at 6 p.m.