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ANGOLA RECEIVES NO IDEAS FROM PUBLIC ON BLOCK GRANT

A public hearing to solicit ideas for the Village of Angola's annual application for Community Development Block Grant funds yielded no public response Monday, but board members supplied several proposals, including sidewalk and water line repairs.

The Village Board must submit an application, including no more than three project ideas, by Nov. 19 to be considered for the federal funds.

Ideas currently under discussion are sidewalk repairs and replacement of and improvement to the village's water line system.

Mayor Michael V. Walters said the application will include a proposal for the Rural Transit Van system, a transportation program that operates in 15 area communities. The village must include support for the Rural Transit Van service in its application in order to continue receiving the service, he said.

Walters said the village is hopeful about receiving project funding this year based on a record of past successes. Two years ago, the village received $90,000 for its renovation and expansion at the Angola Public Library.

Other projects previously funded in the village include $75,000 for the Beach Road water line project and $74,000 for sidewalk and facade improvements in the village's
business district.

The projects must benefit a "target area" of low- to moderate-income residences in the village, in the area including Main Street up to the Orchard Road split and South Main Street to the village line.

The Village Board will continue to prepare ideas for the application at the Nov. 4 meeting at 7:30 p.m. in Village Hall.

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