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East Brewton Council okays housing work

By By LYDIA GRIMES Feature Reporter
Members of East Brewton City Council met for their regular session Monday, Nov. 24 at East Brewton City Hall.
The meeting was combined with a hearing to amend the Andrew Jackson-Mayo Street Project. The city was awarded a grant of $550,000 by the state and $135,000 of that money was to rehabilitate housing on the two streets.
The original plan was to improve 12 units which included 18 people.
Since that time the plan has been amended to include nine units and 15 people.
The hearing was held for the council to pass that amendment. The council also approved to adopt another resolution in order to make future grants easier to obtain.
The members set up a workshop for Dec. 4 to discuss the plans for selling city property for a new business.
In other business, the council approved a one time raise for city employees for a Christmas bonus and set the date of their Christmas party as Dec. 18.