Carbon County commissioners on Thursday approved applications for Community Development Block Grant funded projects.
The total amount set aside for non-entitlement communities is $235,430 ($42,377 is subtracted for administering the grants). Another $435,322 is earmarked for entitlement communities.
The non-entitlement projects are:
Bowmanstown Borough: $12,000 to replace guard rails along about 400 feet of White Street.
East Side Borough: $34,553 to build a swale with rolled curbing to correct storm water runoff problems and eliminate flooding of basements along Washington Street. The project calls for 30 feet of storm water pipe to be installed.
Lansford Borough: $40,000 will be used to repave the 300 block of East Bertsch Street.
Lower Towamensing Township: $35,000 will pay to repave the basketball court and mulch the Aquashicola playground and repave the parking lot.
Packer Township: $60,000 will go toward resurfacing Roundhead Drive.
Weissport Borough: $11,500 will be used to add picnic tables, benches, rubber mulch and a pavilion at parks and recreation areas.
Entitlement projects are:
Franklin Township: $82,555 (with $14,859 subtracted for administration) to replace outdated and worn park equipment at Phifer Ice Dam. The project would add permanent benches, picnic tables and trash cans; extend and repave the parking lot, walkways and drives. It would install security cameras and additional lighting, and would add drainage, reseeding, and construction at the entrance from Fairyland Road to new pavilions.
Jim Thorpe Borough: $86,519 (with $15,573 subtracted for administration) for water system improvements to the North Street water line/PENNVEST loan repayment; and for replacing doors and windows at Memorial Park.
Mahoning Township: $82,883 (with $14,918 subtracted for administration) to repave and reconstruct a portion of Westside Road.
Lehighton Borough: $92,011 (with $16,561 subtracted for administration) to repay a multipurpose building loan for the former junior high school.
Palmerton Borough: $91,354 (with $16,443 subtracted for administration) as reimbursement for installation of a new, larger water main with services to each house in the 200 and 300 blocks of Lehigh Avenue. The project replaced a shared service line.