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By Mount Vernon News
February 9, 2013 8:14 am EST

 

MOUNT VERNON — Four projects in Knox County were given initial approval Friday for grants or loans from the District 17 Public Works committee, Mount Vernon Mayor Richard Mavis reported. Mavis serves on the executive committee of the Public Works District.

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The awards have to be reviewed by the state and the local governments will not know for sure if they will receive the money until July, at which time the governments receiving the grants and loans will receive a letter confirming the award. They know the grants are likely coming, but are cautioned not to spend anything until they are confirmed.

The panel approved a grant of $233,053 to Berlin Township to help pay for a $313,053 project improving Smith, Toms and Love roads.

The village of Centerburg was approved for a grant of $260,739 to help pay for a Hartford Avenue water line. Total cost is $365,950.

The panel approved a grant of $480,000 and a 10-year, interest-free loan to the Knox County engineer for “critical road improvement.” Total cost is estimated at $1,642,032.

The fourth grant is $208,673 sought by Hilliar Township to help pay for a $278,231 project to improve Lytle Road (Township Road 103).

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