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City Council to apply for grant worth $250,000

Published 5:39pm Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Dadeville City Council began the process to apply for a $250,000 Community Development Block Grant that would seek to demolish dilapidated structures around the city.

During a special called meeting Tuesday, the Dadeville City Council fielded public comments and discussed applying for a CDBG to handle dilapidated structures throughout the city.

In a resolution, the council stated the grant would be “for the purpose of providing demolition of dilapidated structures that are blighting streets and neighborhoods in the City and posing a threat to the health and safety of citizens and hampers economic development…”

In the resolution, the council states it has identified that there are 63 residential and non residential dilapidated structures in which the cost would be too high for the city to afford demolition without assistance.

The council resolved to move forward with the application, as the council committed $25,321 in local cash matching funds for the project.