Flomaton eyeing downtown help

Underground utilities to boost businesses

The town of Flomaton is looking at a price tag of an estimated $214,205 expense to rid Palafox Street from Church Street to Cary Street of utility poles and place those utilities under ground.

Ken Jernigan, who has purchased several buildings in the downtown area, said he received quotes from Alabama Power ($79,671), Spectrum ($65,188) and AT&T ($69,346) to place the utilities under ground.

Jernigan said the quotes he received are good for 90 days.

Jernigan called the current situation an eyesore that hampers businesses along Palafox Street and removing the power poles and placing the utilitie...

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