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Town of Center Point receives OCRA grant

Thursday, February 16, 2012

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Center Point Clerk Treasurer Roger Campbell conducted a swearing-in ceremony for residents Anne Hughes during February's monthly council meeting. She accepted a position on the town's Board of Zoning Appeals, which is delegated by five members. [Order this photo]
CENTER POINT -- During its monthly meeting, Center Point Town Council (CPTC) President Roy Smith announced the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) awarded the town a $28,800 grant.

The money is meant to assist the town with conducting a study for storm water drainage.

"The engineers will study such things as rainfall, current drainage and a need for storm sewers," Smith told The Brazil Times about the project. "After the data is analyzed, they will present a proposal to best serve the town as far as storm sewers are concerned."

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Center Point Clerk Treasurer Roger Campbell conducted a swearing-in ceremony for residents Lynn Boyce during February's monthly council meeting. She accepted a position on the town's Board of Zoning Appeals, which is delegated by five members. [Order this photo]
Meanwhile, town officials say progress has been made concerning the renovation of the town's lagoon and booster station systems.

"Most of the remaining work is at the primary lift station," Smith said. "Everything is finished and online for the water part of the project. I believe everything is finished at the lagoon, but is not online."

After a discussion and presentation with Hannum, Wagle and Cline Engineering Project Manager Lindsey Glover a few changes were made to the project plans.

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Center Point Town Council President Roy Smith [Order this photo]
Center Point Clerk Treasurer Roger Campbell said the Indiana Department of Environmental Management rules require the lagoon area to be maintained and mowed regularly.

"They were discussing installing grading on top of the lagoon ponds to make them smoother, along with a 3-foot section of fabric material, so the weeds won't grow through the fencing," Campbell explained. "They are also putting rocks over that. Eventually, the weeds will grow through though."

The total cost of the project change is $23,245.94.

Meanwhile, Glover, Smith and board member David Brown discussed electrical issues for the lagoon at a separate meeting.

"They talked about the type of power lines needed," Campbell said, "like if the lines would be buried or above ground."

The cost for the changes came to $2,094.10.

In addition, a bypass piping system was added to the booster station system, located near Jackson Township Elementary.

"This is so that if anything would happen to the new booster station, then we can use the bypass system and pump water from Brazil," Campbell said. "It's so the town wouldn't be out of water. The pressure wouldn't be as strong, but we'd still have water."

The total cost for the improvement came to $3,259.20.

In addition, the Town of Center Point added two new members for the town's Board of Zoning and Appeals (BZA).

Campbell conducted a swearing-in ceremony for both Lynn Boyce and Anne Hughes.

The two women are filing vacated spots left by Dan Brand and Sally Baker.

"The (BZA) hears conditional and non-conforming uses for properties, and decides if the desired use is a good fit for the location," Smith said. "Anne is an incumbent member and was renewing her appointment. Lynn was instrumental in setting up zoning at its inception. She has held various appointments off and on through the years."

The CPTC meets once a month in the Center Point Town Hall, and the council's next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 1, at 6 p.m.


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Yep! Sucking up that Giverment money! Why is it, again, that I have to help pay for drainage in Centerpoint?

Hey! I need my 400ft driveway re-rocked. Can I get a government grant for that instead of PAYING FOR IT MYSELF? Would that be OK with you people?

-- Posted by ClayPrepper on Fri, Feb 17, 2012, at 2:33 PM


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