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Coaldale residents to be surveyed

Published November 10. 2010 05:00PM

If you live on High Street, Moser Avenue or Lehigh street between Third and Fourth streets in Coaldale, you can expect a knock on your door and the smiling face of council president Sue Solt.

Solt will be going door-to-door in the neighborhood today, Thursday and Friday to ask residents to answer a few simple questions that reap big grant money to fix alley ways.

Residents will be asked whether their incomes fall below or above a certain amount, who is the head of the household, whether there are any handicapped people in the household, and their race.

"People don't have to sign their names, they print," said councilman Joe Hnat. "It's just a survey."

Borough engineers from Aldred Benesch & Co. are applying for Community Development Block Grants to resurface the alley ways.

Hnat canvassed his neighborhood earlier. "There's a good shot at it if we do this properly," he said.

Grants to repave the alleys in the two areas would be $38,000 and $55,000 respectively, said borough secretary Louise Lill.

The grants are crucial to the projects, Hnat said. "There's no way we're going to raise taxes to fix them," he said.

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