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Public Hearing Set For Utilities Infrastructure Grant

Local residents can have a voice in shaping the future of Ashland City’s utilities infrastructure. City leaders have scheduled a public hearing for December 3 at 1 p.m. to discuss the Community Development Block Grant program and an application which may be submitted to the State Department of Economic and Community Development. According to City Recorder Kellie Reed, the maximum amount of the grant is for $525,000 and there will be an 18% match.

Reed explained these grants are for infrastructure needs within the utilities in the city, which would include water and sewer. “(Because) our customer base for water is outside the city limits as well as inside the city limits, we will probably discuss getting a grant for projects in the sewer department more so than projects within the water department, but we are open to discuss this with anyone who has suggestions,” she said.

Citizens are welcome to the public hearing to discuss projects and infrastructure needs within the utilities department. The meeting will be held at the Public Works Building located at 233 Tennessee Waltz Parkway, Ashland City, Tenn.

Special accommodations may be provided to people with disabilities by contacting Brian Stinson at 615-792-7553.

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