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Kinmundy City Council Given Update on CDAP Housing Grant

By Will Doolin, WJBD News

The Kinmundy City Council has begun the process of surveying homes for the South Central Regional Planning CDAP grant the city received.  The Council was informed Thursday night that the committee in charge of surveying homes has been trained and has began the process of surveying homes in the target area.  So far only one home has refused to take part, but many people have been receptive to the program.  The city was approved for the state grant that will go to fix homes of residents who cannot afford to fix them themselves. 

As part of the CDAP grant process, the city must repair at least six-homes or lost twenty-percent of their funding.  All repairs using the grant must be completed by 2014 in order for the city to re-apply for the grant.  The target area consists of residents living on Third Street north to Goodwin Street and the north side of Kinlou Road and East First Street in the northeast section of town.  

An update was given on the downtown building project.  The electrician is about done with the electrical work, as well as the plumbing being almost finished.  Sheet rock painting is expected to begin next week.  The second annual Kinmundy Christmas Tree Lighting has been scheduled for Saturday, December 1st at 6 p.m.  Santa will return to greet the kids as well.

In Board action, the Council approved getting a debit card for city personnel to use to pay for postage.  Employees have been paying out of pocket for up to $200 a month for postage for mailing city packages and getting reimbursed.  The Council agreed it was cheaper to get a debit card for employees to use for postage.  The Council approved reimbursing a city employee $30 a month for using his personal cell phone for city use.   

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