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Grant application passes council

By By Brian Giles Publisher
Atmore is one step closer to building a new SAIL (services assisting independent living) center.
Tuesday's City Council meeting began with the approval of resolution 2003-18 which is the application for grant money to build a new senior citizens center. The SAIL Center grant has been applied for through ADECA, Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.
The grant is for $250,000 and would require the city to make a 20 percent match. The city plans to build the new center on a vacant lot behind city hall. The current SAIL center is located in the Atmore Armory.
In other business:
* The council appointed Joey Kelly and Voncile Stallworth to the Atmore Zoning Board on a motion by Councilman John Watkins. Stallworth takes the place of Daniel Lyles on the board.
*Carried over from the previous council meeting, Rev. Cunningham was on hand to ask for permission to hold a tent revival on Ashley Street on Aug. 25-29. The council made a motion to approve the request.
* A guest at the council meeting, Eagle Scout Ross McCoy requested permission to
refurbish the gazebo in Tom Byrne Park. McCoy will be refurbishing the gazebo as part of an Eagle Scout badge
project.