EDWARDSVILLE — The Madison County Grants Committee approved sending to the Madison County Board a resolution calling for $600,000 in Community Development Block Grants for infrastructure projects in six municipalities. The County Board will take up the resolution at its June 17 meeting.
Madison County Chairman Alan J. Dunstan announced the six municipalities that will each receive a $100,000 grant are the villages of Glen Carbon, Alhambra, Hamel and Livingston, and the cities of Madison and Venice.
“The Madison County CDBG program enhances the support county government provides to municipalities and townships, enabling us to assist city, village and township leaders in undertaking projects which benefit their respective communities and, importantly, their residents,” Dunstan said.
“A significant number of the municipal and township projects completed in the last 40 years would not have been completed without the support of the CDBG program and Madison County,” he said.
The projects slated to receive Madison County CDBG support include:
$100,000 to the village of Glen Carbon for the construction of three catch basins and yard drains in an area of approximately six acres bordered by Heritage Place, Trails End and Trails Ridge Drive.
$100,000 to the city of Venice for the cleaning, televising and lining of approximately 840 feet of 30-inch sanitary/storm sewer line from Lee Park across Klein Avenue to north of the Merchant’s Bridge.
$100,000 to the city of Madison for the replacement of approximately 20 sanitary-storm sewer catch basins throughout the city.
$100,000 to the village of Alhambra for the construction of a new 6-inch force main at Lift Station No. 2 to alleviate overburdening during periods of heavy flow.
$100,000 to the village of Hamel for the improvement of the road and drainage on Hamel Avenue, including the installation of curbs and gutters on both sides of the road.
$100,000 to the village of Livingston to address drainage problems, including inadequate drainage at the intersection of Nichols Street and Livingston Drive, and a failed sewer at corner of Sarah and Nichols streets.
Madison County Community Development Administrator Frank Miles said applications were received for more than 20 projects. “Every project submitted is subjected to a detailed review with points being awarded based on an established criteria which has been carefully reviewed with the County Board and leaders from every municipality and township,” Miles said.
“From this criteria, it’s determined whether the project will have a high, medium or low impact on the community, and also look at the potential economic impact,” Miles said. “Not in terms of new business or jobs, but the impact a revitalized neighborhood, improved streets or infrastructure can have on home values and the general improvement of Madison County.”
The CDBG program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and is administered in Madison County by the Community Development Department.