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April 26, 2014

City receives grant to identify vacant properties

NEW CASTLE — City receives grant to identify vacant properties

The city of New Castle has receive a $30,000 state grant to identify vacant or abandoned land.

City council adopted a resolution Thursday accepting the Keystone Communities Program grant, which will be matched by $30,000 from the city’s capital improvement fund.

The city will use the funds to hire a consultant to perform an inventory of parcels and create a marketing study for potential uses of the property.

Bids sought for Cascade Quarry

Council gave the go-ahead to advertise for bids to make improvements at the Cascade Quarry.

The city received a $33,630 grant from the Lawrence County Conservation District to improve an access road to the quarry located at Cascade Street and Countyline Road.

This money will be combined with $16,000 of community development block grant funds. Additional work will include storm water control and erosion and sediment control measures.

The spring-fed quarry is stocked with trout by the state Fish and Boat Commission.

Subdivision approved

Council approved the subdivision request of William Zeiger.

Zeiger wants to consolidate six parcels into three in the area of 510 Reis St. and 218 E. Boyles Ave. to allow him to have back yards for his house and the one next to it, he told council.


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