Glasgow Receives Million Dollar Grant PDF Print
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 05:35

mayorGlasgow Mayor Rhonda Trautman says it’s the largest grant the City of Glasgow has received in her 14 years of working for the city, and that the quality of life will be better thanks to the program.  Last night, a large crowd gathered in city hall for the announcement of a grant that would total nearly $1 Million to build what city officials are calling “The South Fork Path”.  The path will connect Highways 90 and 63 and many other neighborhoods surrounding.  The path will be used for walkers, runners, and bicyclists, and will bring about new sidewalks and guttering to the city.

This grant was sponsored by Councilman Wendell Honeycutt who was happy and amazed that the entire project, and not just a portion of it ,will be funded by the grant.

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Mayor Trautman also noted that this will not affect the city’s budget in a negative way as almost $777k of the $971k grant will be direct funds from the grant while the city will be able to match the remaining $194k with in kind resources such as labor from the Public Works Department.

WCLU News asked Mayor Trautman why this would make Glasgow a better place to live.  Her response:

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