$1.416 million CDBG funds awarded for seven public works and water/wastewater projects

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$1.416 million CDBG funds awarded for seven public works and water/wastewater projects

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development today awarded seven Nebraska communities with $1,416,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to pursue projects in the public works and water/wastewater categories.

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development today awarded seven Nebraska communities with $1,416,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to pursue projects in the public works and water/wastewater categories.

Public works funding went to:

Cambridge—$160,500 to install culvert piping, and replacing driveways and sidewalks. The City will finance an additional $100,000 through general and highway allocation funds to complete the project. Contact Clerk Kandra Kinne at 308-697-3711, or kkinne@swnebr.net .

Dorchester—$250,000 to install pipe to improve surface water drainage off of municipal streets. The Village will finance an additional $83,200 to complete the project. Contact Gloria Riley at 402-946-3201, or dorchester@diodecom.net .

Duncan—$90,000 to resurface eight blocks of streets with asphalt, and install surface water drainage improvements. The Village will finance an additional $200,000 through roads funds, property taxes, and loans to complete the project. Contact Sandy Bargmann at 402-897-5285, or villageofduncan@frontier.com .

Osmond—$250,000 to improve streets, sidewalks and storm sewers along sections of North State, North Hill and East 5th streets. The City will finance an additional $951,700 to complete the project. Contact Bernice Blecha at 402-748-3800, or osmondnews@abbnebraska.com .

South Sioux City—$223,000 to replace 12-inch sewer pipes with 24-inch pipes from 6th to 9th streets, remove and replace streets in the same area with 6-inch PCC concrete (building ADA compliant sidewalks and driveway), and replace eight storm sewer inlets and five manholes. The City will finance an additional $239,100 through city street funds to complete the project. Contact Lance Hedquist at 402-494-7517, or lhedquist@southsiouxcity.org .

Walthill—$192,500 to improve street, sidewalks, and sewers along three blocks of Mathewson Street. The Village will finance $40,800 through village funds and in-kind work performed by village staff, plus $18,400 contributed by Indian Health Services to complete the project. Contact Rita Dunn at 402-846-5921, or ritadunn@hotmail.com .

Water/wastewater funding went to:

Lindsay—$250,000 to construct a new well and well house, and install 9,400 linear feet of water transmission line and water blending equipment. The Village and the Nebraska Health and Human Services Revolving Loan Fund will finance $379,050 to complete the project. Contact Joan Melcher at 402-428-4010.

Grants are administered by the Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) from the state’s annual allocation of CDBG funding from the U.S. Department of Housing And Urban Development.

CONTACT Patty Wood at 800-426-6505, 402-471-1559, or patty.wood@nebraska.gov