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City council talks grants, budget, new personnel

Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 3:00 pm

By Kyle Boaz
The Louisiana city council met on Tuesday, May 29, and covered build grants, the city budget and an update on the Georgia St. corridor project.
Build grants are available through the U.S. Department of Transportation that “go above and beyond the normal transportation budget” according to Mayor Marvin Brown.
Brown will meet with an engineering company about potentially helping with the grant process.
“I don’t think our chances are humongous but it is one that focuses on rural areas. The standard is 80 percent federal money with a 20 percent match but they said they would consider 100 percent funding in some instances,” he said.
Brown wants to focus on raising Hwy. 79 South through this program.
A cost estimate from MoDOT and a Core of Engineer study have already been completed.
Sanitary sewer work for the Georgia St. corridor project is down to patching, and lining on mains and manholes with storm sewer work to follow as the next phase.
The council voted to accept to budget for the 2018-19 year.
Revenue and expenses without enterprise were $2,202,391.85 (revenue) and $2,201,194.56 (expenses).

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