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City Council to Hold Special Called Meeting Tonight

Daniel Prince

Council to vote on resolutions on grant matching funds

Union City Council will hold a special called meeting this evening at 6 p.m. at Union City Hall, at 101 Sharpe Avenue. There are two agenda items.

The first is to consider a revised resolution for the city to pledge matching local funds for regional infrastructure grants for the Trakas Industrial Site and the Town of Jonesville. Council passed this resolution pertaining to the expansion of industrial sewer to that area in their last meeting; however, the resolution listed the wrong total amount the city would be funding if they do not receive the Community Development Block Grant or SC Power Team grant. The previous resolution stated the city was pledging local matching funds of up to $911,675. The corrected resolution states the city is pledging up to $1,311,675 in support of the project. The county has agreed to the same local match.

City Council will consider a second resolution calling for local matching funds for a SC Rural Infrastructure Authority Grant for the Monarch, Excelsior, and Union Mill areas. It calls for the city to construct 2149 linear feet of 8” sewer line and 14 manholes, rehabilitate 2507 linear feet of sewer lines and 24 manholes in the Monarch Mill, Excelsior Mill, and Union Mill areas. The project is estimated to serve 46 residential, 1 church, and 5 business properties. The project is expected to cost nearly $1.4 million, and the city plans to apply for $440,000 in Community Development Block Grant funding and $460,000 in basic infrastructure grant funding through the SC Rural Infrastructure Authority. The resolution calls for the city to provide matching funds of $498,718 and any additional funds required to complete the project.

The public is invited to attend the meeting.

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