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Russell City Council Discusses Grant Funding for Park Improvements

Russell City Council 6-2-20The Russell City Council held a short special meeting Thursday afternoon to discuss grant funding for park improvements.

City of Russell staff has scheduled park equipment to be replaced in the next few years using capital improvement funds and special parks funds.

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding is available to replace the park equipment.

Staff is proposing to replace equipment at Water Tower Park, Bickerdyke Park and Fossil Creek Park.

Following a public hearing at Thursday's meeting, the City Council approved a resolution certifying legal authority to apply for the grant funding, a resolution assuring funds provided for operation and maintenance, and an agreement with Northwest Kansas Planning and Development Commission for the grant administration.

The cost of the project is $227,657 with CDBG funds paying $113,828.50 if awarded.

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