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City council approves FAA grant for airport

The Atmore City Council approved a grant from the Federal Aviation Administration that will put into place additions such as a new road and lighting systems at the Atmore Airport in the near future.

The grant, which is for more than just $1 million was approved by the council Monday and will require no more than $125,000 to be matched by the city.

Atmore Mayor Howard Shell said the grant is for several things to be added or updated at the Atmore Airport.

“It’s a grant to build a road from Hwy. 31 to the new, big hangars at the airport,” Shell said. “They also want to put a new lighting system in place for the runway with new approaching lights. A new beacon and a windsock will also be put in place.”

A timeline on the work has not been scheduled, according to Shell.

Shell said he will know more about the project once contacted by the FAA.

“They will call me, and let us know when they plan to begin work,” he said.

In other business, the council:

• approved of the minutes from the July 13 meeting.

• OK’d resolution 2010-06 FAA Grant Application.

• OK’d Resolution 2010-07 for grass and weed nuisances.

• OK’d Resolution 2010-08 for grass and weed nuisances.

• OK’d Ordinance 04-2010 for solicitation

• OK’d Ordinance 05-2010 for Litter Ordinance Amendment.

• OK’d a beer and wine license for James McNeil and the McNeil Express.