Community Center sidewalk work continues

By Russell Hood The Webster Progress-Times

Sidewalks in front of the Eupora Community Center are being replaced as part of a project that began last year. All of the old sidewalks in front of the building and city police station at the corner of North Dunn and Clark Avenue have been taken up, and are being replaced with wider and extended sidewalks that are handicapped-accessible on all sides. A Small Municipalities and Limited Population Counties Grant from the Mississippi Development Authority is funding the project. The city was awarded a $35,102 grant on a 50/50 basis (dollar-for-dollar match) and in-kind services are counting toward its match. Repairs and renovations of the Community Center’s interior began last year and have been completed. In addition to new sidewalks, exterior renovations have included installation of guttering and drains, and of replica vintage lampposts. Also, two oak trees on the grounds were cut down last week because they were rotten. Alderman Dan Burchfield (at large), during Monday’s city board meeting, said the project is in its final stages. The project has ended up being a more expansive job than first entailed but should still come in under budget, he reported.