May 30, 2016

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Maria Kacik | The Gazette

BRUNSWICK — The city has a state grant and it’s turning to residents for advice on how to spend it.

Brunswick officials will conduct a public hearing at 10 a.m. Monday at City Hall to explain the 2009 Ohio Small Cities Community Development Block Grant and to discuss its allocation.

A memo from Development Director Roger Westfall to City Council says the Ohio Department of Development has allocated $91,000 to Brunswick in this year’s CDBG program. Westfall explained this money can be used to benefit low- and moderate-income people, to aid in the prevention or elimination of slum or blight areas, or other urgent need uses.

The application for the money — including the intended uses — must be submitted to the state development department by June 26.

Westfall submitted a list of possible projects that can be done with the money —a new foundation and siding for Heritage Farm House on Laurel Road, parking and sidewalks for James Park on James Boulevard, ramps and sidewalks at the nature center at Cole Road and Parschen Boulevard, and sidewalks at Neura Park on state Route 303.

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