May 7: Last public meeting for Ward 3 improvement ideas

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(Posted April 12, 2022)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

The city of London is hosting one last public input meeting before submitting an application to the state for a $750,000 grant to make improvements in Ward 3 on the city’s southeast side.

The meeting is set for 10 a.m. May 7 at city hall, 20 S. Walnut St., London. Coffee and doughnuts will be served.

Working with the county, the city plans to apply for a neighborhood revitalization grant through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Other cities and villages are vying for grant dollars, as well. According to Anthony Smith, city council’s Ward 3 representative, the state only approves about half of all grant applications.

One factor the state considers in reviewing applications is community input. London has held several public meetings to gather residents’ ideas for improvements. The city also is conducting a survey to gather opinions. Links to the survey and information about allowable projects can be found at www.londonohio.gov.

Smith strongly encourages Ward 3 residents and other stakeholders to attend the May 7 meeting and/or submit a completed survey. He said the city has received several responses which he appreciates.

“We definitely need more,” he added.

The grant application deadline is June 2022. Grant winners must complete projects between September 2022 and August 2024.

Anyone who would like more information about the CDBG grant program can contact Amy Rees at the city administrative offices, (740) 852-3243.

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