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Russellville City Council

The Russellville City Council during their meeting Dec. 15 approved an overage amount of $9, 201.44 for the road construction project on Dillard Hollow Rd. The project that originally constituted repaving from Limestone to Lawrence Streets was found to need a continued paving west toward Harrison Ave. City Council member David Palmer said the intersection was bad and the extra asphalt was needed to tie the previous paving together through the intersection.

The total overage amount will be paid from the four-cent gas tax fund according to Palmer.

The City Council also approved the adoption of the Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan resolution. This plan is required to be adopted by municipalities and counties every five years according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Russellville Fire Chief Joe Mansell explained that without the adoption of the Hazard Mitigation Plan no federal funding would be available for prevention or restoration in the case of an emergency or natural disaster.

“A committee sits down and determines hazards around the city and the county,” Mansell said. “FEMA approves the plan and then sends it to the cities and counties to be approved.”

Mansell said the plan covers everything from floods to ice storms.

“The committee identifies possible hazards that could arise from fires, tornadoes, ice storms, and flooding, which is a big thing around here,” Mansell said.