Archive for Wednesday, December 5, 2001

Close-out meeting scheduled on grant

December 5, 2001

Residents interested in discussing Community Development Block Grants can voice opinions at a close-out hearing at 2 p.m. Thursday in City Council Chambers, 321 Delaware.

CDBG officials, along with Mayor John Franiuk, city council member, Janet Angell, city engineer Cecil Kingsley and planner Linda Bohnsack will be on hand for a close-out hearing for the grant. The project improved the infrastructure and appearance of Fourth Street in the downtown area last year.

It also included a revolving loan fund for downtown businesses to use on facade improvements. Badd Jack's Southwest Restaurant, Bichelmeyer's Steakhouse, Haislip Laundromat and the former railroad depot, owned by Steve LaForge, have been approved for the loan fund.

The four applicants combined for nearly $60,000 of loan money out of roughly $120,000 originally available for the grant.

Although it wasn't used, matching grant money was also available for renovation of second-floor spaces into residences.

The deadline for the revolving loan fund is Dec. 31.

Those not able to attend the hearing can forward comments to Bohnsack for insertion into the record of the meeting.

For additional information, contact Bohnsack at (913) 845-2620.

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