CLEARFIELD – Clearfield Borough is preparing its application for its Community Development Block Grant for 2017.
At Thursday’s meeting, Community Development Specialist Lisa Kovalick held the first public meeting for the borough’s CDBG application for 2017 and a proposed modification for the 2015 funding.
Kovalick said while the exact figures for 2017 have not been announced by the Department of Community and Economic Development, she anticipates the borough will receive about $100,000.
Kovalick said the borough has been planning to use its 2015 and 2016 CDBG allocations for the Stinky Run flood control project. However, she said she does not think the project will be completed in time to make the deadline for using the 2015 funding. Kovalick suggested the borough reallocate that money to another project and use the money from 2016 and 2017.
Kovalick asked the members of council to consider uses for the 2015 funding. She said some projects to consider could be stormwater improvements and paving, improvements to Orr’s Run, repairs to Raftmen’s Memorial Timber Dam or playground improvements for Rebecca Park.
Kovalick also said that 15 percent of the borough’s CDBG funds could be used for public safety projects to benefit the police and fire departments.
The council will consider their options and a second public meeting will be held at a later date.