USDA Grant Awarded to Village of Coalton
Mon, 08 Jan 2018 08:40:32 CST
The Village of Coalton has been awarded a grant for the purchase of a new dump truck, according to the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation.
The grant is through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development and Community Facility Grant Program. The new truck will replace a piece of equipment that is said to be “very old and warn out.” It will allow the village to continue daily operations such as road repair, park and water maintenance, snow and ice removal and clean-up of debris.
"The grant couldn't have come at a better time," Village President Rick Clearlock said. "Last year, the mild winter meant we did not have to put additional stress on a failing piece of equipment. The new truck is ready to go for any inclement weather that might be coming our way in 2018."
As a member of the MCEDC, the village was able to request assistance with the application process for the grant. MCEDC Program Coordinator Valerie Belusko said that Economic Development encompasses a variety of different projects and this grant application proved to be critical for daily operations.
(Photo Courtesy of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation. Pictured above are, from L-R: Village Trustees Steven Lee, Mary Speier, Steve Kimbro and Tom Detmers.)
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