CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Requests in Chambersburg for Community Development Block Grant funds for 2008 totaled $408,136, about $155,000 more than is available to the borough this year from the federal program.
The requests were reviewed Monday by the Chambersburg Borough Council. A public hearing will be held on April 14 before council votes on how the money will be spent, Council President William McLaughlin said.
Chambersburg has a CDBG entitlement of $252,677 this year and the borough administration requested more than is available - $333,000. That includes $152,000 for street improvements; $75,000 for the Mike Water Park project; $50,000 for the Elm Street Community Program; $36,000 for handicapped accessible curb ramps in the Fourth Ward; and $20,000 for a pedestrian crossing system on South Second Street at the Waters Park.
The Application Review Committee is recommending the Borough Council approve $75,190 for streets; $50,000 for Mike Waters Park, $20,000 for the pedestrian crossing and $32,487 for the curb ramps.