Grant helps infrastructure

The Escambia County (Ala.) Commission passed a resolution Monday authorizing the application for a $350,000 Community Development Block Grant that will be used by the city of Brewton to make upgrades to the Ridge Road Water System.

Last month the commission held a public hearing on the proposed grant with no opposition being voiced.

Brewton Utilities Superintendent Ray Madden told commissioners after the public hearing that the grant would require a $35,000 match, which will be paid by the Brewton Utilities Board. The city of Brewton now owns the Ridge Road Water System.

Madden said the gr...

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