Note: This story appears in the Wednesday, Sept. 4 newspaper on Page A7.
The Jackson County Commissioners have announced that Coalton received a $750K Neighborhood Revitalization Grant and Wellston received a $249K Critical Infrastructure Grant.
During the Tuesday, Aug. 27, meeting of the Jackson County Commissioners, President Paul Haller announced that they had applied to the Ohio Development Services Agency for competitive set-aside grants to assist the Village of Coalton and the City of Wellston.
Haller reported that Jackson County was notified by the state that its applications for the grant funds have been approved. The villages/cities will carry out these projects between Sept. 1, 2019 and Aug. 31, 2021.
The Neighborhood Revitalization Program for the Village of Coalton includes:
- $155,500 to replace 220 water meters village-wide with new wireless meters and transmission equipment
- $189,300 to install 400 LF of drainage, four catch basins and a new culvert along E. Church Street
- $186,900 to install 550 LF of drainage and eight catch basins along Shook Street
- $61,600 to demolish the old Coalton School Gymnasium
- $47,000 to install a 20-by-20 feet splash pad in the Coalton Village Park
- $48,000 to install an emergency siren in the Village Park
- $11,700 to replace the HCAP ramps at the Village Hall with new, ADA-compliant HCAP ramps
- $50,000 in CDBG NRG funds for program administration
The Village of Coalton will match these projects with locally funded projects:
- $86,675 to clean up the ditches village-wide
- $11,000 to re-grade and re-gravel alley ways village-wide
- $4,400 to install an ADA-compliant drinking fountain at the Village Park
The Critical Infrastructure (CI) Program in the City of Wellston includes:
- $226,400 in CDBG CI funds to assist the City of Wellston with a Drainage Facilities Improvements project to replace separate storm and sanitary sewer lines along New York Avenue. The project meets the National Objective for Low-to-Moderate Income Area Benefit (51.6% LMI).
- $22,600 in CDBG CI funds for program administration.
- The City of Wellston has committed $34,000 in local funds to the project. The City's funds will pay for the engineering of the project.