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By Christa Jennings
Senior Staff Writer
As the year comes to a close, Rockford Mayor Scott White wanted to update town residents and others of ongoing projects and improvements made in Rockford.
Among other grants received this year, the town recently received a grassroots grant for $2,500 as its latest grant. White said the town will use those funds to place new signage on U.S. Highway 231 for the town parks and Magnolia Trail, with each site also receiving new signs themselves.
The town’s baseball field is also getting some work done on it to prepare it to be used by Coosa County’s youth in the near future, including lighting and other projects being done.
The Rockford Event Center has also undergone remodeling with new painting, flooring, all new fixtures, touchless sinks, new exit signs installed for safety, steel stalls in the restrooms, new countertops in the concession area, and touchless soap dispensers. White said the center will also become the Rockford Community Center for grant purposes.
The remodel project inside Town Hall will also finish up soon. White said that early this year they began with relocating the library to the council room and turning the former library space into a council room where no one had their backs to the citizens like in previous meetings.
The remodel project included new paint and upgrades in the library for the youth, and for the last portions of the remodel there are new updates in the restrooms.
White said that when the Utilities Board moves to its building the town “will look at some other changes to give more space to citizens with a possible lounge area in mind.”
Citizens are encouraged to visit the remodeled library and Town Hall, and stay tuned for updates on other projects and grant opportunities for the Town of Rockford next year.