Brantley seeks $350K CDBG sewer grant

Published 7:27 pm Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Town of Brantley on Tuesday agreed to seek $350,000 in grant funds for sewer rehab.

The town is applying for a Community Development Block Grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.

The project, if funded, would connect to a 2011 sewer rehab project that included the areas of Emmett and Wyatt streets.

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It is expected to start on Mill Street and connect on East Emmett, and would help with drainage on James Street.

Officials said the sewer lines would come across a  pasture from Mill to Emmett.

Additionally, the council:

• Discussed delinquent business licenses, and that Town Administrator Phillip Moseley would send letters to businesses who have not paid theirs.

• Councilman Lorey Bogen reported he was in the process of checking to see who owns the James Street property in which the old lift station is located.

• Councilman Daryl Elliott said the streets in Brantley were “looking a little rough,” due to washouts.

• Discussed condemning the New Life Center building, which burned several years ago. Mayor Bernie Sullivan said the building is a liability.

Councilman Steve Walker said he agreed it was a liability, but that he would have “a bad taste in his mouth if we condemn it and get nothing” because it’s from a church.

The council agreed to see estimates to see how much the building is worth.

The town also recently purchased the lot next to the church for $2,600 and plans to clean off the lot and use it for parking, fall festivals and other community events.