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City continues work on capital projects

By Staff
Melissa Cason
The city of Russellville is in the midst of several major construction projects, including the completion of the new city hall and fire station one.
Mayor Troy Oliver said he and the council are on top of things, but they are trying to figure out the best way to proceed with the projects' completion.
"We have a lot of finishing work," Oliver said. "We are on top of it, but we're not in a big hurry [to get things done]."
Oliver said the city has four major projects going at one time. The projects include renovating the senior canteen, completing a new city hall and fire station and re-filling Sloss Lake.
"Sloss Lake is about 90 percent complete," Oliver said. "The weather has been a hold up on its completion."
Oliver said he hopes to get it completed by early spring in order to get the lake stocked so they can open it up for fishing in 2010.
"The Alabama Fish and Wildlife is going to stock it for us," Oliver said. "We want to get it finished and stocked by March, but we won't be able to open it up until next year."
As for the city hall and fire department, the exterior of both buildings are complete, but the interior needs to be completed.
"We are trying to decide what's the best action to take on these projects," Oliver said
No timeline has been announced for the completion of the city hall, canteen and fire station.