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City council approves ALDOT grant program application

The Atmore City Council adopted a resolution for Civil Southeast LLC to apply to the Alabama Department of Transportation for the Rebuild Alabama Act’s annual grant program at its meeting on Monday.

The annual grant program is like the ATRIP program, Mayor Jim Staff said.

ATRIP is an ALDOT administered federal aid highway program that funds up to 80 percent of the construction of important roadway projects.

In other business, the council:

• announced the city’s annual Veteran’s Day program, which will be held on Tues., Nov. 12, after the city council meeting in council chambers; and,

• announced the Brownsfields Workshop, which will be held on Thurs., Nov. 14, from 5-7 p.m. at Atmore City Hall. The workshop is an informational meeting to allow businesses to see if they qualify under the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM).

Additionally, Councilwoman Susan Smith recognized Councilman Webb Nall, who retired from Pepsi Bottling Co. after 52 years on Tuesday.

Nall said during the meeting that even though it has 52 years, it didn’t feel like it.

“I’ve seen a lot of changes involved in the drink industry,” Nall said.