Florissant City Council Backs Grant Form for Old Town Improvements
The application would request for federal government support from the East-West Gateway Council of Governments.
Florissant City Council approved a resolution Monday night that would support the grant application submission to the East-West Gateway Council of Governments for improvements to Old Town Street and storm water drainage.
The resolution endorses the council’s support for the application submission.
The grant would help in improving infrastructure to North Lafayette Street between Washington Street and North Highway 67. It would tackle making storm sewer and curb and gutter improvements for storm water drainage issues and help with ADA compliant sidewalks and crosswalks for pedestrians.
The grant is a part of the East-West Gateway Council’s fiscal year 2014-17 Transportation Improvement Program, for which the council is currently seeking applications. The deadline for the applications is March 8.
The grant would provide for 80 percent federal reimbursement of the project with 20 percent matching locally.
According to a memo from City Engineer Tim Barrett, the funding for this project has been approved and included in the fiscal year 2013 budget under the Capital Improvement Fund.