Berlin Town Council seeks federal funding for road projects

(W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune)

BERLIN, Ala. – The Berlin Town Council on Monday evening voted to pursue funding under the American Rescue Act that could pay for the road repairs and improvements done in the last year without drawing from the town’s General Fund. Mayor Patrick Bates told the council that a reading of updated American Rescue Act paperwork indicated that towns like Berlin could applied for fund to be used for roads, and that the town, if its application is accepted, could apply approximately $109,000 to road work.  In conjunction with other grants, according to Bates, Berlin could cover all recent road repairs and repaving without having to dip into town money.

The council also approved contracts with Glenn Laney and Steve Clark for lawn care on town property. Laney received a contract to mow grass for $100 per cut, while Clark received a contract for bush hogging at $800 per cut. No others submitted bids.

The council approved a motion to allow up to $200 in purchases at the state surplus store in Eva, for office equipment.

In his remarks, Bates told the council that he is working on an ordinance concerning business licenses for businesses located within the town limits, based on the recent appearance of new businesses locating to the area.

The Berlin Town Council meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Berlin Town Hall. The public is invited to attend.

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W.C. Mann