City targets Waterworks for grant

By Russell Hood

The Webster Progress-Times


Eupora leaders have designated Waterworks Road for resurfacing if the city is awarded a grant for street improvements.

The Small Municipalities Grant of up to $150,000 is available from the Mississippi Development Authority. The Board of Aldermen, on June 3 authorized the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District to prepare and submit a pre-application for the grant on behalf of the city.

The board did not officially select a specific street for resurfacing if the grant is awarded, and recessed until June 10 to meet with District Planner George Crawford of the GTPDD and John Freeman of Calvert-Spradling Engineers.

According to unofficial minutes of the latter meeting, Dan Burchfield, alderman at-large and mayor-elect, made a motion for Calvert-Spradling to determine how far the grant funds would go from Walnut Avenue south on Waterworks. His motion also designated Waterworks Road for resurfacing in the grant application.

Buster Duvall (Ward 3) seconded the motion, which passed 3-1. Henry Flowers (Ward 4) voted nay and Vickey Patterson (Ward 1) was absent.

Crawford, according to unofficial records, suggested the city approach Region IV Housing Authority about providing funds for overlaying Westwood Park. Westwood Park (Ward 1), South Allen (Ward 4) and Waterworks Road (Ward 3) are listed as priority streets in the city for resurfacing.