Good Hope City Council reports on American Rescue Plan funds, details upcoming events

(Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune)

GOOD HOPE, Ala.- The City of Good Hope will soon receive some help with wastewater and sewer with money from the American Rescue Plan. Councilmember Terry Schabel reported, “The Federal government, they are going to give us 75% of our budget for $1,124,017.91. Those funds are to be used for investments in water, sewer and broadband infrastructure.” 

Town Clerk Christie Chamblee explained that the city will receive half of those funds as soon as this week with the other half to come next year.  

Sewer work has been taking place recently, including sucking out backwater and replacing a plug, smoke testing around Deer Run and making needed repairs. “Everything is looking good,” Mayor Jerry Bartlett said. 

The final paving is being done this week on Doss Road and the new bridge. The city hopes to hold a ribbon cutting soon when the project is completed.  

Tuesday, the Good Hope Sizzlin’ Seniors will be taking their first day trip since the beginning of the COVID pandemic. The group will travel to Wetumpka and visit the downtown area, as well as a stop at Peach Park on the way back.  

The Branded by Christ Cowboy Church will host the Faith, Family, Freedom Firework Extravaganza again this year at the Good Hope Municipal Park fields. The event is free with the horse parade beginning at 7:30 p.m., with fireworks following at dark.  

Good Hope City Council meet son the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Good Hope City Hall. The public is invited to attend.

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