Article by Christopher Brooke
Coming off the recent successes of the Happy Hollow Road self-help project, the Pridemore Road community has decided that they want accesible, clean water too. The plan is to install 9,800 linear feet of six-inch waterline to the 23 residences there. The project, being done conventionally with contractors, would cost around $467,000, according to estimates. However, with the help of the Community Block Development Grant and the Self-Help Project, the total estimate is around 220,000, with the CBDG covering $215,000 of the costs.
Article by Allen Worrell
Three months into the project, the Pridemore Road project was visited by a few very important admirers on the state and federal level. Earl Gohl, federal co-chairman of the Appalachian Regional Commission, joined Bill Shelton, the state director of the Department of Housing and Community Development. Both officials were very impressed by the Pridemore Road Project and the reason they came was "to learn a little bit about how we are progressing with water and sewer and making things happen, and then also for us to plant some seeds for future funding for other projects they(Self-Help) might end up helping us with."