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GRADD Announces Sewer Grant Surveys

Bill Stephens, Web Editor

February 12th, 2013

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The City of Morganfield is partnering with Green River Area Development District (GRADD) to conduct door-to-door surveys to determine if the community is eligible for grant money to make upgrades to its wastewater system.

 

Households within the city limits will be randomly selected to participate. The surveys—known as LMI (low to moderate income) benefit surveys—are simple one-page forms that will remain confidential, said city administrator David Presser.

 

“We appreciate citizens taking time to answer the questions on these short surveys,” said Presser. “This data is a requirement for the city to receive federal funding and will be used simply to calculate our project eligibility.”

 

The surveys are the first step in the application process for a Kentucky Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).

 

If successful, Morganfield could secure up to $1 million to construct storm drainage and sanitary sewers along Morgan Street, between Morton and McElroy streets—part of a long-term initiative to separate the city’s combined sewer system.

 

Funding for the CDBG program comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and is administered in the commonwealth by the Department for Local Government.

 

Surveys will be conducted throughout February and March.

 

Residents who have questions about this project are welcome to contact City Hall at (270) 389-2525 or GRADD at (270) 926-4433

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