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Written by Larry Limpf   
Monday, 10 June 2013 07:51

Grant hearings scheduled in Ottawa, Sandusky counties
A second public hearing to review Ottawa County’s application for Community Development Block Grant funding is set for June 13 at 11 a.m. in the assembly room of the Ottawa County Courthouse, 315 Madison St., Port Clinton.

The county is eligible to receive $102,000 for Fiscal Year 2013.

The hearing will give residents the opportunity to comment on the projects the county seeks to fund with CDBG monies, said Joe Berger, director of the county’s regional planning commission.

The county is proposing to undertake several projects with the funds:

-$15,300 for public services to benefit low and moderate income residents.

-$80,600 for a connection to a W. Lakeshore Drive sanitary sewer in Erie Township.

-$17,350 for improvements to the Senior Center in Put-in-Bay Township and $63,997 for improvements to the Senior Center in the Village of Genoa.

-$200,000 for pedestrian signals and related expenses and ramps that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act in the Village of Oak Harbor.

The county also intends to apply for $63,397 in discretionary funding for the Genoa Senior Center. The request for the Oak Harbor projects is under what is called a critical infrastructure application.

The application will be submitted to the Ohio Development Services Agency.

The total CDBG allocation for Sandusky County is $110,000, said Warren Brown, county administrator.

The county seeks to fund its Community Work Program ($58,600), an ADA ramp replacement project ($32,700), and administration of the Fair Housing office ($18,700).

The second and final hearing for those proposed projects is scheduled for June 18 at 9:30 a.m.


Board meetings
The Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities monthly board meeting will be June 17 at 5:30 p.m. at the board office, 235 N. Toussaint South Rd, Oak Harbor.

Meetings are open to the public.

The Wood County Park District Board of Commissioners will hold its monthly meeting June 11 at 4 p.m. at William Henry Harrison Park, Pemberville.

The 2014 budget will be discussed.

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