The city of Headland began 2014 with one main city improvement ready to get under way. Now, the city is preparing for its final meeting concerning the Main Street Repaving Project.
“We will have our last meeting concerning the project this week,” Mayor Ray Marler said. “Then the project is set to begin 15-20 days following the meeting, if the weather permits. It has been a long process is getting everything ready for this project to begin, but it has all been worth it. I do want to remind all residents who travel Main Street to allow extra time while traveling the area during the repaving project. Drive safely and drive using caution. It will be timely, so just bear with us.”
The city is also working on applying for a grant through the Americans with Disabilities Act. If the city is approved, it will install handicapped-accessible curbs in the downtown area.
“This grant is an 80-20 match,” Marler said. “This will benefit several of our residents as well as visitors to our city. This will allow everyone to safely visit our downtown area as well as our businesses located downtown. All applications must be received by May.”
During the last council meeting, the city approved to offer a Severe Weather tax-free weekend.
“We are excited about offering the Severe Weather tax-free weekend,” Marler said. “This is a great opportunity for our residents to stock up on needed materials, weather radios and so much more. The weekend will be observed February 21-23. I encourage everyone to take advantage of the Severe Weather tax-free weekend. Every little bit you can save will help.”
Items available on the Severe Weather tax-free weekend include: batteries - AAA-cell batteries, AA-cell batteries, C-cell batteries, D-cell batteries, 6-volt batteries, 9-volt batteries; cellular phone batteries, cellular phone charger, portable self-powered or battery-powered radio, two-way radio, weather-band radio or NOAA weather radio, portable self-powered light source, tarpaulin, plastic sheeting, ground anchor system-such as bungee cords or rope, duct tape, plywood, or materials designed window coverings, non-electric food storage cooler or water storage container, non-electric can opener, artificial ice, self-contained first aid kit, fire extinguisher, smoke detector, carbon monoxide detector and gas or diesel fuel tank or container. Items included that have a sale price of $1,000 or less include portable generators and power cords.
“The city of Headland is continuing to grow,” Marler said. “With our growth we are trying to address areas throughout the city that need improvement, such as the upcoming repaving project. Following the Main Street Project we will then begin the repaving of certain streets throughout the city.”
For more information regarding upcoming city projects, call 693-3365.