Cordele Dispatch, Cordele, GA

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January 30, 2013

Vienna to apply for CDBG

Vienna — Council members here put the wheels in motion Monday to file an application for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).

If approved, the grant could provide as much as $500,000 for the installation of fire hydrants in the Braxton-Snyder Subdivision. City officials will be required to provide up to $10,000 as matching funds.

River Valley Regional Commission was approved as the grant writer, and Sowega Engineering Firm was selected to handle the necessary engineering work for the project. Both these entities have worked with the city on past projects that were successful.

An application for a beer license to sell beer and wine, was submitted and approved by the board. The request came from Darrick Bryant, proprietor of Adams Lounge.

According to City Administrator Gail Bembry, fingerprinting and a background check had been completed, and the request had been property advertised.

Also on the agenda:

• Councilwoman Beth English gave a legislative update. She said there are a number of bills coming up that could be problematic. She encouraged council members to sign up to receive e-mail alerts regarding new bills.

• Officials were reminded that the Dooly County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and dinner is set for Feb. 14. A business of the year award will be presented at the meeting, and currently, the Chamber is accepting nominations.

• One citizen complained about the large number of stray animals roaming the neighborhood where he lives. The odor has gotten so bad, he said, that his wife, who has respiratory issues cannot enjoy any time outside.

Mayor Eddie Daniels assured him that the matter would be looked into immediately and handled by the police department.


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