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Borough receives 2 grants

Published September 17. 2013 05:00PM

Weissport Council announced it was awarded two separate grants that will improve life in Weissport.

A grant of $38,000 was awarded to Weissport through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to repave Prospect Street.

A grant of $11,000 was awarded by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) to purchase mulch and to install benches, tables and a shelter at the playground.

Arland Moyer, council member, noted that he met with representatives of CDBG Monday morning and that the grant will be awarded in the spring for the repaving project.

The grant for the playground will not be awarded until late next year.

Moyer said that CDBG grants are taking close to two years for funding, so it will be late in 2014 before the playground grant qualifies for funds.

Moyer noted that he has learned that grants are available to replace water lines, and the borough can also apply for up to 10 crosswalk signs. He said that he plans to order the school signs this week. Moyer said that grants are available to provide curb cuts for handicapped people within the borough park.

Council also discussed the handicapped parking sign issue again. Council has been trying to come up with the correct wording for an ordinance that will provide handicapped parking signs for residents who need a parking spot in front of their homes.

Pete Pywar, borough worker, said that he has replaced the non-working light in the bathroom. He presented a cost estimate to replace lights in the borough hall. He also requested permission to replace a security light. Council voted to approve $100 or less for two security lights.

Council also approved giving any company purchasing the vacant Quality Collision building access to the rear of the building through the Weissport Borough lot, as long as they allow the borough access to the pumping station at the rear of the lot.

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