“We’re looking for anything that comes up, but there isn’t much out there,” Bailey said.
As this is a statewide and probably a nationwide issue, Cadiz and other municipalities are going to have to fund more and more of their projects out of their own pockets, said Bailey. One example he gave is downtown Cadiz water main project, which will cost well over $80,000.
He also mentioned the water meter replacement project. Cadiz City Clerk Lisa Rogers said they’ve been installing electronic water meters throughout the city for the past two years at a cost of roughly $425,000.
However, this hopefully won’t affect the 2012-2013 budget, as the city looks for grants that don’t require any matches, said Bailey. He also stated the city has a great team of people that talk to people in Frankfort to try and get grant moneys every year.
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