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City seeking grant funding for storm water project

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The City of Brazil is attempting to qualify for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and is seeking grant funding for a storm water project.

The project will improve the flooding issues for the homes along the Pogue's Run area.

West Central Indiana Economic Development District Flood Recovery Coordinator/Planner Kristy Jerrell said the city has been in the planning stages of seeking funding since February.

"We just started to initiate the survey this past week," Jerrell said.

She added the first income surveys should be in the mail by Monday.

"There are a lot of homes there that are affected by flooding and overflow," Jerrell said. "The city is actually wanting to apply for a disaster recovery grant in order to do the storm water project to take care of that problem."

The CDBG Program is a federally funded grant program intended to benefit a majority of low-to-moderate income persons with various community development public assistance projects, including improvements to wastewater, water, roads, bridges and debris removal.

The income surveys must be completed in order for the city to qualify for grant dollars.

"There are 89 properties (in Pogue's Run) and we have to receive 80 completed surveys," Jerrell said.

She added those who receive the survey in the mail have been randomly selected to participate in the process.

Those who do receive the surveys are urged to complete them and return them in the provided self-addressed stamped envelope as soon as possible.

Jerrell said if enough surveys are not completed, the city could either start the process over again or could possibly use city funds to pay for a possible project.

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And just exactly what is this project anyway? Is it the holding pond that will located just off of Murphy Ave. on the south side of US 40? Or what?

This is what is aggravating to me about reporting news stories...critical information is either omitted or not even asked.

Don't get me wrong, I am fully behind the city's effort to help aleviate this problem. It's just that I would like to know what they are thinking of doing.

-- Posted by ClayCountyGuy on Tue, Dec 15, 2009, at 7:13 AM

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