Mayor Sam Tune and the City of Eagleville announced Wednesday that they have been granted $1.6 million by USDA Rural Development to solve the city’s ongoing sewage and water issues. Of this sum, $1 million is made up of federal grants, meaning only about $600,000 will need to be paid back. Mayor Tune said the process started simply enough, when state Senator Bill Ketron noticed raw sewage along the roadways when acting as Grand Marshall of the Eagleville Christmas parade some years ago. Bids on the project will begin rolling in around March, with construction of the sewage system set to begin in May.
Pictured: Mayor Sam Tune