2011-12-27 / Front Page

Town Of Cloverdale Awarded CFF Grant Totaling $600,000

Staff Report

Lt. Governor Becky Skillman recently announced that 16 Hoosier communities, including the Town of Cloverdale, will receive Community Focus Fund (CFF) grants, totaling $8,225,291. The grants are funded by the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which is administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. This is the 14th round of CFF grants the Lt. Governor has awarded since 2005.

“The CFF program funds projects that are necessary for communities to succeed economically,” Skillman said. “Quality infrastructure, reliable emergency services, and amenities which improve quality of life all contribute to stronger rural communities.”

After a 10-year process, the Town of Cloverdale was awarded a $600,000 grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), which is funded by the federal Community Development Block Grant program, to help repair the Doe Creek lift station.

In 2001, the town bid the replacement of lift stations 1, 4 and 7. Lift station 1 was constructed by the town, while lift station 7 was constructed by a private developer. Due to budget restrictions, the Doe Creek Lift Station #4 was not able to be replaced.

Over the years, the town replaced the lift station’s pumps and made some improvements with modifications. The town also completed a full study on its entire wastewater system in 2004 and completed a $1.8MM treatment plant project in 2007 with SRF (State Revolving Funds) funding. Then on May 12, 2011, the town was issued a Notice of Violation from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) which was in direct relation to the Doe Creek Lift Station. In August 2011, the Town submitted a draft Compliance Plan Schedule to IDEM and in September 2011 IDEM approved the schedule.

The project will include the Doe Creek Lift Station replacement, replacement of a force main from the Doe Creek Lift Station, and replacement of a sewer segment to the wastewater treatment plant.

After obtaining capital dollars from the Rockwell Foundation as well as working with project manager Lori Young of IDEM, the town was able to raise the 10 percent of the $600,000 for philanthropic dollars required.

The total project cost is $667,190. Construction is projected to begin in late August of 2012 and be completed in June 2013.

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