County Approves CDBG Contract

CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield County Commissioners approved its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) contract for 2012 at Tuesday’s regular meeting.

Community Development Specialist Lisa Kovalick reported that $100,000 was awarded to the Woodward Township Sewage and Water Authority (WTSWA), $27,023 to Chester Hill Borough, $46,330 to Osceola Mills Borough and $25,000 to Bigler Township.

She said the WTSWA plans to utilize its funds for a private sewage laterals assistance program. The program will allow eligible low-income homeowners to receive help connecting to the sewage collection line.

According to her, due to malfunctioning on lot systems in Woodward and Gulich Townships, the WTSWA has proposed to install sewage collection lines for approximately 250 EDUs. The WTSWA plans to install them along Sterling and Clara avenues and St. James Street; along Morann, Emery and First avenues and Don Street; and a small segment along state Route 153.

Kovalick said Chester Hill Borough is located within the Moshannon Creek drainage basin, and it’s surrounded on the north, east and southeast boundaries by Philipsburg wetland. She said its funds will be used to improve drainage along Clover, Rowland, Florence and Presqueisle streets. Kovalick said the borough has been burdened with faulty storm water drains for some time, and any amount of rain results in flooding in yards, basements and streets

In addition, she said that Osceola Mills Borough will continue with the second phase of its storm water project to rectify safety issues with vehicular and pedestrian travel. She said the improvements will occur on Lingle, Hale, Prunner and Trcziyulny streets. She said Bigler Township will use its funds to remove the old Madera High School building that’s been identified as posing a safety threat by its code enforcement officer.

Kovalick said the 2013 CDBG funding has been delayed, and she doesn’t expect any feedback regarding it until April or May.


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