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Hymera receives $600,000 OCRA grant


The town of Hymera will be receiving a $600,000 grant through the Office of Community and Rural Affairs to assist with making wastewater improvements, Town Council President Scott Enstrom announced at the meeting on Tuesday evening.

“It was quite competitive, I guess. So, we were lucky to get that,” Enstrom said.

HWC Engineering provided aide, making it possible for Hymera to 
receive the grant. There will be a public hearing at a future council meeting, although the hearing has not been scheduled at this time.

Town Clerk-treasurer Nicole Hall said it will be at this public hearing that the town will be notified of requirements they must meet in order to secure the grant.

On a different note, Enstrom made known the rear windshield of Town Marshal Darrick Cullison’s police car was replaced recently.

“Somebody was mowing and a rock flew and hit the car in the back glass and just shattered it all,” Enstrom said.

Cullison was actually sitting in the vehicle at the time, but was not injured.

“I didn’t see it … it sounded like somebody blowed my back window out with a shotgun,” Cullison said.

No other damage was caused other than the broken glass, according to Cullison.

“We got it repaired and it’s going good,” Enstrom said.

In other business:
        • Nick Cullison provided an update on the street and water 
departments. Cullison also presented the council with a list of needed equipment. Enstrom recommended he gather quotes for the requests.
        • Dustin Geatches informed the board of multiple repairs, upcoming pH 
testing and future projects in regards to the town’s sewage system.
        • Darrick provided a report of calls he has responded to and stated he has now begun to include specific times on his log sheet that is faxed to dispatch.

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