Commissioners Chose Projects To Fund With Grants

The Marion County Commissioners Tuesday made their final project choices to be funded with funds from the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant, or CDBG. The projects include drainage for Green Camp and Oak-Knolls subdivision, handicap doors, and a transportation study.

The drainage and flood improvements in Green Camp will include repairs and upgrade to manhole covers to eliminate rain water from entering sewer lines as well as some repairs to the Elgin Street lift station.

In the Oak-Knolls subdivision, the improvements will include installation of 1,200 feet of storm pipe and the construction of 12 catch basins.

The grant will also pay for the installation of ADA-compliant doors at Veterans Colesium on the Marion County Fairgrounds and at the Marion County Building. The new door at the county building will be at the entrance for the License and Title offices. The doors will cost over $19,000.

The final project to be paid for with CDBG funds is a transportation study. This would look at a proposed extension of Barks Road West. The extension would go through Sawyer-Ludwig Park and connect Barks Road with State Route 739. The County is putting $6,000 towards the study, while the City of Marion is planning to put in $10,000, also from CDBG funds.

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