Glen Allen - The Glen Allen Town Council unanimously elected to refrain from seeking funding from the Alabama Power Foundation "Good Roots" Grant during its Tuesday, July 9, council meeting.
Councilwoman Bobbie McCraw was not in attendance for the meeting.
The "Good Roots" grant is available for municipal governments, educational institutions and 501(c) (3) non-profit organizations for the purpose of purchasing trees for planting in locations deemed as prominent areas such as parks, landscaping projects and gateway areas. Individual grants are awarded up to $1,000 each and all funding received must be used only for the purchase of trees--not for purchasing shrubs, bedding plants or landscaping items. Guiding aspects of the grant require that the trees must meet specifications of the International Society of Arbor-culture or the National Arbor Day Foundation and must be maintained by volunteers. The grant criteria places a focus on the goals of maintaining an excellent quality of life as well as enhancing and improving the quality of the environment in communities across the State of Alabama.
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