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Solar, wind power suggested for Funkstown sewer treatment plant

April 13, 2010

FUNKSTOWN -- Funkstown Assistant Mayor Paul N. Crampton Jr. said Monday night he'd like town officials to explore the use of solar or wind power at the sewer treatment plant, and mentioned there is a lot of grant money available to rehabilitate houses.

Crampton and Town Clerk/Treasurer Brenda Haynes attended a March 31 meeting in Crownsville, Md., about Community Development Block Grants, which are federal monies distributed by states.

There's a lot of grant money available for housing rehabilitation, Crampton said.

Haynes said Tuesday that town officials want to get more educated about such grants, but won't be looking into them for the upcoming fiscal year. The grant application would be due in a few weeks.

At Monday night's town meeting, Crampton said he wanted to look into wind or solar power at the sewer treatment plant on the south end of town to help offset the cost of electricity, which is a big expense at the plant.

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-- Julie E. Greene

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