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Kinmundy City Council Moves Forward with CDAP Housing Grant and Lighting Grant

By Will Doolin, WJBD News

The Kinmundy City Council is moving forward with a grant that will help fix residents' homes in town.  The Council approved a resolution Thursday evening to move forward with the South Central Regional Planning CDAP Grant.  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 council approved a target area where homes will be repaired.  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.  The Council has formed a five-person committee with council members Jane Middleton, Curt Jones and Connie Bolen and two residents from the target area.  The committee will be in charge of resurveying the target area.  

The Council approved to accept an $8,284 Illinois Energy Now Grant offered to the city.  The grant money will be used to change out all interior light bulbs in city buildings, and replace them with energy-efficient bulbs.  Total cost for the city to replace lighting is $14,467, in which the city will have to come up with $6,184 to complete installation.  Advantages include immediate energy savings of up to 50-percent, improved lighting performance, and simpler maintenance. 

The Council approved to have Trick or Treat night on Wednesday, October 31st from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  for kids ages 12 and under.  The Council approved to block off part of Monroe Street between 2nd and 3rd Street on Monday, October 31st. The Christian Church made the request so they can have Halloween festivities.  The Council approved allowing the Kinmundy Police Department to buy glow sticks for $150 so they can hand them out to kids on Halloween night.   

In other Board action, the Council approved to have one of the squad cars fixed at the cost of the maximum of $1,000.  The squad car will have a computer mount and power adapter, and a new LED light bar installed. The siren will also be repaired and the radio reprogrammed.  

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