COLLINS - The town of Collins held its public hearing on Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds at a recent board meeting.
One of the projects that the town applies for is running the Rural Transit van, which is usually between $6,000 and $9,000. Another project that was brought up was the L.K. Painter Center. Improvements suggested was work done on the brick facade as well as installment of energy efficient windows.
Highway Superintendent Dennis Jensen suggested the town apply for the purchase of a generator. If a disaster were to happen in the town, residents do not have anywhere to go? The L.K. Painter Center could be a place for residents to go in case of an emergency.
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Supervisor Dave Tessmer said the town would be “irresponsible” to not apply for CDBG funding for current projects.
"The (L.K.) Painter Center would be the most obvious choice," Supervisor Dave Tessmer said.
The town also discussed other projects that are being planned within the town for CDBG funds. The town discussed applying for new playground equipment at the town park.
"It would be irresponsible to try to not get money for some of our projects," Tessmer said.
Before applying for CDBG projects, the town must rank the projects. The town will rank the projects at a later meeting.
The town board also appointed Anthony Hoppa to the Board of Assessment Review for a term which will expire Sept. 30, 2017. The town also announced the water district 1 pump is back in service.
"Everything so far is working well," Matt Wurst, water superintendent, said.
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