LAUREL HILL — The City Council has approved a citizens advisory task force's road selection for a sought-after $600,000 community development block grant.
The task force selected the following Laurel Hill roads for repaving:
· 4th Street from Chicago Avenue to 3rd Avenue
· 3rd Avenue from 4th Street to New Ebenezer Road
· 2nd Avenue from 5th Street to Steel Mill Creek Road
· A 1-mile portion of New Ebenezer Road near 3rd Avenue.
Task force chairperson Ken Jackson presented the recommendations to the council on Thursday during a public hearing. Later, the council unanimously voted in favor of their selection.
The council voted to pursue the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant in September and hired the consulting and engineering firm Preble-Rish Inc. to write the grant application.
Preble-Rish representative Clay Kennedy said the company awaits word from the Department of Economic Opportunity on the official deadline to apply.
"We are essentially done on our part," he said.
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