City of Arab actively working to make improvements

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MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT)- The city of Arab has been actively working to make improvements citywide ever since the implementation of the one cent sales tax a little more than a year ago.

Arab Mayor Bob Joslin says it shows the city's progressiveness. "A lot of small towns are going out of business, and you've got to be progressive to keep the people there, and the way to do that is to improve the infrastructure that you do have."

Crews have been working hard all summer on repaving the many roads in need of some TLC across Arab. However, there are many other improvement projects going on downtown.

"Now we're building public restrooms, so when we have events downtown we'll get rid of the port-o-johns and make it much more appealing for people to come down there," adds Joslin.

In addition to the freshly paved roads and new public restroom, the city is also adding a new LED screen across from the Rec Center to keep the community up to date on meetings and events.

As far as the paving process is going, the city has 110 miles of paved roads within the city limits, and to date about 50 miles have been completed.