BRINKHAVEN — The village of Brinkhaven is getting some money to help with safety and health issues in the village.

Mayor Josh Moreland said the village received a $4,300 grant from the Community Foundation of Mount Vernon and Knox County for an upgrade to signs and to the council house.

“With us being covered by the Danville Police, one of their recommendations was to get our street signs up to code,” Moreland said. “Plus, our council roof was in need of repair and our carpet needs replaced.”

The village has ordered several new street signs, from stop signs to speed limit signs, as well as poles, and Moreland hopes to put them up sometime in late September or early October.

They are also going to remove the carpet in the council house and replace it with a laminate flooring, which Moreland said should be complete by the end of November.

Brinkhaven is putting just under $2,000 of its own money into the projects.

Any excess money will be put into the purchase of cold patch asphalt to fix potholes on village streets, Moreland said.

Moreland said that they will be applying for another grant in the near future to revamp the playground.

He anticipates Tammi Ruhl, with the Knox County Health Department, will be coming to the next council meeting, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m., to discuss financial options and possibilities for the playground upgrade.

 

Fred Main: 740-397-5333 or fmain@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

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