Westville works toward water grant

Westville Town Council listen as Bob Mearns with Florida Rural Water Association explained some of t

Westville Town Council listen as Bob Mearns with Florida Rural Water Association explained some of the possible avenues to submitting a grant.

Published: Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 09:19 AM.

WESTVILLE — Town of Westville approved of Bob Mearns’, representative from Florida Rural Water Association, recommendation for a cost estimation for an engineering plan on the town’s water system during their regular meeting on April 1.

The Town of Westville held a long discussion during their meeting as they prepare to submit for the latest water improvement grant in August, with Mearns guiding the town through the process just as he had with the Town of Esto and many other local towns working to upgrade, expand and replace their old water systems.

Council approved of a resolution recognizing Dixie Phonics as a style of local music, which was presented by Herbert John “Kountry” Carter, a man who said he is dedicating his remaining years promoting the recognition of Dixie Phonics throughout the panhandle.

“Someone here may want to remain independent as an artist,” said Carter. “This way when they go up to Nashville they’ll have a platform to sing from.”

Council approved of a free re-estimation with a revised of the Town’s insurance based on the town’s newest buildings.

Council tabled any action to be taken on the potentially dead tree located behind the City Hall until more estimates are researched and presented at the next council meeting.

After a lengthy discussion with the town’s fire chief the Council approved to replace three, 10-pound fire extinguishers at the volunteer fire department and to get an estimation for the remaining fire extinguishers that may need replacing throughout the town’s municipal buildings.

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