Cadiz has received preliminary approval for a $1 million Kentucky Community Development Block Grant to build housing for low-income families. The grant is being provided by the Governor’s Office for Local Development. One of the resolutions passed at the meeting assured that any cost overruns that may occur will be paid for by the city from a source other than the grant.
The council passed a resolution to apply for additional funding through the United States Department of Agriculture. The application will be to the Rural Development Housing Preservation Grant Program, a program the USDA provides. The application will be for $69,000.
Project administrator Dianne Light told the Cadiz Record that the additional application was made so the city could match the million-dollar grant with extra money. The resolution was amended to apply for $69,000 because the amount was previously set at $60,000. The extra $9,000 is intended to cover any possible cost overruns, she said.
Councilmember Donna McNichols asked Light when the project would be able to begin construction. Light said the start date should be by the end of August and that it should be finished within a year.
Renaissance on Main manager Cindy Sholar gave her monthly Main Street report near the beginning of the meeting. She told the council about the notice that Cadiz received at the National Main Streets Conference in New Orleans the previous week. This month’s city council meeting had been postponed a week in part because Mayor Lyn Bailey also attended the conference.
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