Dora council to apply for walking track grant

By RICK WATSON
Posted 10/27/18

DORA - Mayor Randy Stephens convinced the Dora City Council at Thursday's council meeting to pursue a Recreational Trails grant.“Sumiton used this grant last year to put lights on their walking …

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Dora council to apply for walking track grant

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DORA - Mayor Randy Stephens convinced the Dora City Council at Thursday's council meeting to pursue a Recreational Trails grant.

“Sumiton used this grant last year to put lights on their walking trail. I thought we’d tag on to that and put lights on our side,” Stephens said before the council voted unanimously to apply for the grant.

The grant has to be written and submitted by Dec. 4 to be considered for approval in 2019.

Dora can get as much as $200,000 with a city match of 10 percent ($40,000.) This means they could put $240,000 towards lighting the walking trail in Dora.

Stephens would like to light as much of the track as the grant will fund. He will have an engineer calculate how much of the track can be lit if the grant is approved. 

The mayor explained that the city put aside money for grants in the clinic fund, which is where the track lighting grant match money will come from.

Next year, Stephens wants to apply for an economic development grant from the Community Development Block Grant fund. This money, if approved. would be to develop the exit off of I-22 in Dora.