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Falkville receives grant for drainage project

Special to the Enquirer  

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded a grant to the Town of Falkville to assist the municipality with improvements to its drainage system.  

The ARC grant, which was prepared and submitted by the North Central Alabama Regional Council of Governments (NARCOG) Regional Planning Agency, awards Falkville $98,541 in funds for a $197,082 drainage improvement project.   

The Town of Falkville will provide $98,541 in local match funds.  

“This project will have an impact on about 75-100 homes,” Falkville Mayor Ken Winkles said. “We are always thankful for the grants we receive to help our town and it’s residents.”  

The project will provide improvements to the drainage system at McArthur Street and Douglas Road, along with East Main Street and Piney Grove Street, providing 470 linear feet of concrete ditch along Douglas Road and approximately 350 linear feet of new concrete drainage pipe that will replace dilapidated corrugated metal piping along the center of McArthur Street.  

The project represents Phase 2 in the Town of Falkville’s plan for comprehensive stormwater drainage improvements, which addresses the residential area south of County Road 55 from downtown Falkville to Douglas Road.  

NARCOG and the Town of Falkville submitted a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in August that represents Phase 1 of the plan, if funded.  

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