Uniontown gets new generatore

Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 6, 2005

UNIONTOWN – Thanks to the Marengo County Commission, the Uniontown City Hall has an electrical generator to aid in times of need.

According to Uniontown mayor Phillip White, the generator was received courtesy of the Homeland Security grant the commission applied for.

“The city now has a generator large enough to operate City Hall and a water well,” White said. “Before this, each time a storm came in we had to bring in a small generator for one part of the building just to keep the lines of communication open with the community and police officers.”

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White said he is grateful for the commission’s help and the job it has done for the city.

“I just hope the state will come in and help us with the completion of Highway 80,” White said.

The Uniontown mayor said phase two of downtown’s revitalization project will also begin soon.

“We will start the second phase of the revitalization project,” he said. “We need to change the appearance of Highway 80 because of the reputation it’s giving the city.”

White also said the Alabama Department of Emergency Management has strongly requested that the city complete about $2 million worth of repairs to water and wastewater facilities.

“The system has outgrown itself and ADEM is forcing us to get the work done,” White said. “We’re working an agreement out now.”

Although the changes may be expensive, White said they need to be done and he will continue to complete the tasks “one step at a time.”

“I am trying to put Uniontown in a position for growth for 20 or 30 years down the line.”