CDBG funds to go toward Cherry Street renovation

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It looks as if Cherry Street will receive some much-needed attention as Punxsutawney Borough Council approved street renovations at Tuesday’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Hearing and special council meeting.

Borough Manager Ben White said the borough has chosen the renovation of Cherry Street — from Carlton Avenue to North Findley Street — as its 2012 CDBG project.

White said the work proposed involves street renovations, replacing the deteriorating railing with a guardrail and installing a storm drain.

The 2012 CDBG funds available are $94,631 with a total cost of the project of $119,632, White said. Leftover funds from the 2010 CDBG program total $25,001.

White said the project will receive final approval from council at the May 14 meeting. The deadline for submission is May 25 and must receive approval from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).

Also, council held a special meeting to approve Resolution 2012-4 for the 2012 CDBG program for Cherry Street renovations with a final cost of $119,632.

Council voted 5-0 to put the 2012 CDBG application on display. Council members Robert Reesman and William Spencer were absent.