Albert Turner, the Chairman of Perry County, was notified by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) that they had successfully awarded the county a grant of $200,000.00. This marks the second grant given to the county by ADEM; the first being $300,000.00 to help clean up illegal dump sites on the side of the roadways throughout Perry County. This recent award is part of the American Recovery Plan Act and serves to replace culverts and stormwater cross-drains in the unincorporated parts of the county. 

Chairman Albert Turner commented that the relationship between the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) and Perry County is as strong as ever. The county was recently awarded a grant for $148,717.75, with an additional county investment of $52,052.21 for a total of $200,768.96, which will help the county to repair culverts and stormwater cross drains across the county. Chief Engineer DeAndre Kimbrough led the team that submitted the grant application and acknowledged the need for this work in order to enhance the environment and improve roadway safety. 

The Chairman of ADEM, Lance LaFleur, and Director Turner have agreed that rural Alabama should prioritize both environmental protection and roadway safety. Through the State’s Revolving Fund processes and needs-based assessment, they have allocated funding for drinking water and wastewater projects with a focus on those that are identified as an emergency and high-need. In addition, ADEM will be providing grants to disadvantaged communities for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements. Picture below is a photo of Chairman Turner and Director LeFleur. 

(source Turner Media)