County to pursue CDBG for Senior Citizens Center
by Alan Reed
Aug 29, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Trigg County Judge Executive Stan Humphries requested – and received - approval for the county to pursue a Community Development Block Grant to fund construction of the new County Senior Citizens Center. “We have talked to people at the (Pennyrile Area Development District) office, especially Jason Vincent, and they recommend applying for the grant that could bring $500,000 in funds. We would still be short a bit, but we need this money in the be able to apply for more.”

Humphries said, “These grants are on a time factor. When we receive it, we may be asked to put the project out for bids within six months, but we can ask for an extension. The philosophy of the PADD office is that if we don’t get the money, we can’t ask for an extension.”

In response to a question by Magistrate Jon Goodwin asking about the total cost of the building, Humphries said that with all the justifiable expenses for the building, he believed final costs would reach $1.5 million to $2 million.

“We are in a situation where we may need to build the project in phases, but I hope that is not the case,” said Humphries. He told the court that the county is in the process of surveying three acres of donated land, and two additional acres the county plans to buy for $30,000. He added that an Atmos natural gas main sits beneath the road, but the utility company gave approval for construction and did not believe the project would disturb the line.

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