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Tremonton looks at new projects

Cari Doutre

Leader Staff Writer

Funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) may be at Tremonton City’s disposal if they can find just the right project to do.

The CDBG grant is money available to cities and towns in the Bear River region and is to be used toward projects that can benefit low and moderate income individuals or areas. The money can be used for community infrastructure, housing or projects.

There is approximately $600,000 available for cities in the region with $325,000 of that rated and ranked according to the greatest need. The Tremonton City council discussed several projects they would be interested in doing.

Councilmember Diana Doutre suggested putting in a park on the west side of Tremonton near low and moderate income apartment buildings but Tremonton City Manager Shawn Warnke warned that a project like that would be hard to accomplish because it’s too difficult to prove the park will only benefit low and moderate income individuals.

“Parks are open to everyone so it’s hard to say who specifically uses them,” Warnke said.

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