Township to vote on $284,542 in CDBG funds for future projects




FLINT TWP.
— After a public needs hearing at its Oct. 18 meeting, the Flint Township Board of Trustees will vote next month on using $284,542 in Community Block Development Grant (CDBG) funds for future projects in the township.

At the meeting, Supervisor Karyn Miller said the township expects to receive approximately $334,756 in CDBG funds and that $50,214 was already expended in 2010 for public services covering 2010-2012, leaving a balance of $284,542 for other proposed projects. Miller presented a list of proposed projects for 2011 and 2012 to the public during the hearing. For 2011 and 2012, the township plans to spend the same amount of money each year for the proposed projects.

The projects are: demolition of blighted structures and property maintenance, totaling $17,000 in 2011 and $17,000 in 2012; code enforcement totaling $15,000 in 2011 and $15,000 in 2012; sidewalk repair/replacement totaling $3,000 in 2011 and $3,000 in 2012; street improvements totaling $60,300 for 2011 and $60,300 in 2012; ditching totaling $10,000 for 2011 and $10,000 in 2012; removal of architectural barriers totaling $10,000 for 2011 and $10,000 in 2012; street lighting totaling $1,971 for 2011 and $1,971 in 2012; crime awareness Safe City Cameras totaling $8,000 for 2011 and $8,000 in 2012 along with crime awareness education totaling $5,000 for 2011 and $5,000 in 2012; improved lighting, replacement of three heating and air conditioners and repairing of the parking lot at the Carman- Ainsworth Senior Center totaling $10,000 for 2011 and $10,000 in 2012; and fire safety equipment (smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors) totaling $2,000 for 2011 and $2,000 in 2012.

For more information on the proposed projects in Flint Township, stop by the township hall, 1490 S. Dye Rd., or call 810-732-1350.

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