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City of Sullivan City Council met August 12

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 4, 2019

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City of Sullivan City Council met Aug. 12.

Here is the minutes provided by the council:

The City of Sullivan Mayor, Richard Glazebrook, called the public hearing concerning the Community Development Block Grant Program ( CDBG), Public Infrastructure Improvement Program proposal to order He then introduced the grant consultant for the proposed project. The mechanics of the proposed public infrastructure project as follows

The City is applying for a grant for CDBG Public Infrastructure Improvement Project funds for the City of Sullivan This grant is for a project that will construct-anew water treatment plant and related costs The CDBG grant is funded by the Federal Government and administered by the State The State allocates the funds to various local government units through a competitive application process For the Public Infrastructure Component, the applications are due August 29, 2019

The City of Sullivan is applying for a $ 500,000 grant from the CDBG Public.Infrastructure Program The CDBG project includes. targeted public infrastructure improvements which consist of a project that will construct, improvements that generally consist of a new treatment plant and components including but not limited to new building and tanks, filters and panel, storage,. electrical work,.,meters, lime silo, valves, controls, blower, piping, site work, sidewalk, seeding, cleanup and,all related costs.

Additionally., the City will use $ 6,746,235 of US Rural Development funds that will be committed to-the overall project for construction The overall project construction cost is estimated to be $ 7,246,235 The City has limited funds.and cannot complete this work without an awarded CDBG grant.

According to the HUD LMISD Mapping Application 2011- 2015, 57 16% of the residents in the City of Sullivan are considered Iow- to- moderate income There will be no displacement of occupied households or businesses as a result of the proposed activities.

The City of Sullivan' s water treatment plant is old and antiquated Portions of the plant are 50 years old and in need of major repairs Over the last 50 years, the City has made minor.upg'rades to piecemeal the plant to keep it operable There are several major items that need addressed to keep the plant operational The current building that houses the existing clarification is in need of major repair which is the only clarification unit at the plant. The City has no 'redundancy and cannot produce quality water if it is not in service. Overall the water treatment plant has antiquated piping, pumps, meters, valves, aerator and dilapidated buildings It is planned that the Public Infrastructure grant funds will lead to the construction of water treatment system improvements which, in turn, will significantly alleviate health and safety threats as mentioned

It was described the preliminary cost breakdown in terms of sources of project financing

New Water Treatment and Related Improvements 7,246,235

CDBG Public Infrastructure Improvement Grant 500, 000 

US Rural Development Funds 6, 746, 235

In addition an overview of the CDBG program was presented

1 The Public Infrastructure Program component is a competitive application program which has estimated $ 15, 000, 000 allocated in its total budget.

2 The grant- ceiling for public infrastructure grant is $ 500, 000 

3 Eligible public,infrastructure activities are construction of large-scale' projects for new or expanding water or sewer systems. In relation, the eligible activities for public facilities construction grants includes construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation or installation of public facilities and improvements 

4 Of the requested $ 500, 000 public infrastructure CDBG grant, 57 16%, or$ 285,800 will benefit low-to-moderate income individuals. 

5 There will be no displacement of occupied households or businesses as a result of the proposed activities.

The floor was opened to questions and comments from the audience

The questions was asked if the City was committed No they are not committed

The question was asked if the plant would require the same number of employees This

has not been determined

It was announced that a copy of the grant application records are available at the City of Sullivan City-Hall

As there were no other questions; the Mayor continued to the Housing and Community Development portion of the CDBG public hearing at 6 51 pm

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM ( CDBG)- PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE ( Water Treatment Plant and Related Improvements) CITY OF SULLIVAN

The City of Sullivan Mayor, Richard Glazebrook, called the public hearing concerning the Community Development Block Grant Program ( CDBG) Housing and Community Development needs to order He then introduced the grant consultant for the proposed project. It was explained that the CDBG program requires the City to discuss and prioritize short and long term housing and community development needs and activities. After some discussion, these were identified as follows

1 Infrastructure improvements including new water treatment plant and related improvements.

2 Security system at the water and sewer plant is needed

3 MFT shortfalls have lead to a need to use General Fund money for Road and Street Maintenance and Improvements throughout the City

4 Equipment purchases including a new tractor for the City

5 Major storm drainage improvements including new culverts, and ditch maintenance

6 Housing rehabilitation projects of single family/owner occupied homes in the City

7 Sidewalk improvements

8 Drainage improvements throughout the City

As there were no other housing and community development needs and plans suggested, the Mayor closed the public hearing at 6 55 pm

http://www.sullivanil.us/document_center/Minutes/August%2012,%202019%20Public%20Hearing.pdf

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