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Alabama to help community development projects

Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 11/08/2013 2:51 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTVA) -- Four west Alabama communities will receive block grants to improve living conditions for their residents.

Governor Robert Bentley awarded funding to the towns of Millport, Reform, Aliceville and to Marion County.

Millport will receive $350,000 to improve the sewer and wastewater treatment plant, including cleaning three lagoons and a sewer lift station to pump sewage to the treatment facility.

Reform will also receive $350,000 to replace damages sewer lines and manholes in the northeast section of the town.

Aliceville was awarded $200,000 for the demolition of 44 structures they say pose a hazard to community health and safety.

Marion County officials will use $268,700 to provide public water service in the Gravel Springs community.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the awards from funds made available to the state by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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