MOULTON — Demolition is to begin this week on the National Guard Armory in Moulton.
Mayor Ray Alexander asked the council to approve $11,000 to cover the cost of demolition to T&T Construction from Hillsboro.
“I thought there might be enough materials salvaged from the building that it wouldn’t cost anything to take it down,” Alexander said. “T&T said there was not enough there to cover the cost.”
The council agreed to the payment.
City Clerk Shirley Gilley said the repeater for police and emergency calls also needs to be replaced.
“When our sirens are activated, if anyone keys a mike, it cuts off the siren,” she said. “The sirens also need to be changed to narrow band.”
The cost for the project is $8,204.10, and the council approved the upgrade. Gilley said only Moulton and Town Creek had weather warning sirens.
If other towns want to join in the system, the cost would be prorated to them.
Improvements to streets and sidewalks is an ongoing mission of the town.
Alexander said it is now time to apply for a grant to put in curb and gutter and do some paving on Byler Road. The curb and gutter would go from the triangle to Market Street and the high school.
“We need to get the pre-engineering done to apply. I need approval to spend not more than $38,000 for pre-engineering,” Alexander said.
The council approved the request.
The Byler Road project will be a $2 million to $2.5 million project and will take a couple of years to complete, Alexander said.