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Income survey could help bring $500,000 to city

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

If you haven't yet responded, Mayor Tom Arthur wants you -- to turn in your survey.

Four hundred City of Brazil water customers were chosen for a household income survey and 125 responded as of Monday.

"We need all 400 turned in," the mayor said. "The next step is we're going to start calling people and asking the information."

The survey will benefit the people of Brazil.

"The income survey allows us to apply for a Community Focus Fund (CFF) Grant," Arthur said.

With a 10 percent match from the city, the grant could add up to $500,000 for "bricks and mortar" projects, as they are known.

The mayor has three possible projects in mind.

The first priority would be to repair or replace the city's water tower. Other projects would be wastewater improvements or to build a detention pond to drain water away from U.S. 40 when the highway is improved in about three years. The pond would be built off South Murphy Avenue.

The survey is needed because the federal CFF Grant must serve a majority of people in the low to moderate income bracket. The mayor is confident the city can obtain the grant, but the income survey is required by the State of Indiana.

The 400 water customers were randomly chosen from a list by the West Central Economic Development District, the mayor said.

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