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Valley Grande City Council to buy new walking trail benches

The Valley Grande City Council approved to purchase new walking trail benches at its Council meeting on Monday night.

The entire council was present: Mayor Wayne Labbe, councilwomen Kay Davidson, Sara Day, Jane Harris, councilmen Robbie Rose, Bruce Hughes and treasurer/clerk Kim Harris.

Day presented two different prices for six benches, which would cost over $3,000. Day also displayed cedar or gray colored plastic benches that look wooden, which included three leg portions and pre-drilled holes that must be assembled.

Day will work with Kim Harris on the purchase to arrive sometime this summer.

In other council news:

-Pro TEM/Councilwoman Kay Davidson announced the TAP Grant Valley Grande applied for will be announced between August and September.

– Jane Harris discussed the city getting broadband service. Harris said the idea came from Selma Times-Journal Vice-President Jay Davis, a Valley Grande resident.

Labbe loved Davis’ idea and recommended Jane Harris to look into purchasing high-speed internet.

-Aubrey Carter of Alabama Power appeared at the council meeting and said the company is available to help the city. Labbe told Carter that the city plans to get lights in the near future.

The next Valley Grande City Council meeting will be held on June 21 at 6 p.m. at Valley Grande City Hall.