ROANOKE - The village board is in the midst of submitting at least two projects for county officials to consider for funding from the dissolution of a revolving loan fund, they decided at Monday night's meeting.
The county's finance committee recently held a meeting to discuss plans for the money left in the fund, which is over $1 million. Originally set up with federal money, the program is being discontinued by the state. Counties with money left in the fund will be given the option to designate two grant projects that fall within certain guidelines on which to spend the money.
“The good news is we will get something, but we do not know how much,” village board president Mike Smith said. “They want to see what projects come in.”
The village has been tinkering with a plan for several years to revitalize its downtown infrastructure including street and sidewalk work. They have also pondered a project to remove several steps from sidewalks along school bus routes and replace those with ones up to compliance under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
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