Improvements coming to River Falls

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 21, 2014

The town of River Falls is working to make improvements to the town, including a $250,000 paving project.

Mayor Patricia Gunter said Thursday the town has been awarded a no-match grant to pave Ellis Avenue, a portion of Crittenden Road off of Plywood Mill Road up to Greenwood Court, which will also be paved.

“It really should be a great thing,” she said. “Our police car got stuck one time, so it will be good for our residents.”

Gunter said she hopes the project will get under way during the summer.

Additionally, the town has applied for a grant through the Alabama Department of Environmental Management to purchase radio read water meters.

“It will be an improvement for our system,” she said.  “We won’t know how much we will receive until they award it,” she said. “Hopefully we will get it.”

A public hearing on the matter will be held on Tues., April 8, at 5 p.m., at town hall.

“It will help us improve on the water loss,” Gunter said. “Old meters actually can become less accurate.”

Gunter also said the town has received a small RC&D grant to begin the first stages of a park to be located in the wooded area next to town hall. Plans are to construct a pavilion and walking trail.