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Rising costs affect Wadley paving project

At last week’s meeting of Wadley Town Council, Mayor Donna McKay told council members that a paving project in the town would be costing more than originally planned. The increase is due to rising fuel cost, rising material cost and an increase in labor cost. The new invoice from engineers for repaving Cooledge Street and Cooledge Circle has increased, making the total cost of the project now $265,047.14. The Insight engineer’s fee is now $25,000 for the project. A grant in the amount of $250,000 from Rebuild Alabama will pay the majority of the cost.

In other business, the council:

Formally adopted an ordinance for an increase to utility (water, sewage and gas) rates.

Approved a donation of $250 to the Randolph County Fire Association for the annual awards banquet.

Approved a donation in the amount of $250 to the Wadley High School FFA for construction of a big chair.

Approved a donation of $1,000 to the Wadley High School Track Team.

Approved the town’s participation in the annual severe weather preparedness tax holiday February 24-26.

Approved for Mayor McKay to attend the League of Municipalities advocacy day.

Announced the next council meeting for Monday, March 6, at 5 p.m.

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