Laurel Hill council OKs resolutions to advance community development grant application

Published: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 05:15 PM.

LAUREL HILL —  The City Council has unanimously passed four resolutions to improve the city's chances of receiving a $600,000 grant for road improvements.

A grant official from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity — which administers The Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant — recently visited the city, Councilman Larry Hendren said. During a site review the official suggested that some city documents be updated and approved to be compliant with the application process.

The council adopted a resolution announcing that the city has a community development plan.

In addition, city leaders approved wording changes for Laurel Hill's personnel policy.

The council also added resolutions that align with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development policy on handicapped accessibility compliance and that support minority employment and women-owned businesses.

The council is working with the engineering consultation firm Preble-Rish to apply for the CDBG, which would be earmarked toward road repairs — specifically, New Ebenezer Road, 2nd Avenue and 4th Street. 

City Clerk Nita Miller said the city should know whether it received the grant within the next 30 days.

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