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City OKs replatting and RAMP application
Polk County Enterprise - December 2009
LIVINGSTON —City Council unanimously approved a request from Polk County Habitat for Humanity to replat property it owns in the West End Subdivision to create four 75-foot lots instead of three 100-foot lots. The nonprofit organization plans to build new homes and create a neighborhood of families participating in the safe, affordable housing initiative. The council also review proposals from several engineering firms and a single grant adminstrator, David J. Waxman and Associates, in response to a request for proposals published for a $250,000 Community Development Block Grant Program to pave several city streets in the northwest quadrant of the city. City Manager Marilyn Sutton reported proposals from four engineering firms and rated them based on experience, work performance and capacity to perform. Sutton recommended council members approve Goodwin-Lasiter, the same firm that performed preliminary engineering services at no cost for the project.
The grant requires no local matching funds and the seal-coating, engineering and grant administration services will all be performed at no cost to the city. The City of Livingston will apply for a Routine Airport Maintenance Grant to fund herbicide application and replace bulbs and lamps for runway and taxiway lights. The city will also seek professional services to draft a stormwater pollution prevention system at the airport. The system would prevent any stormwater that may be contaminated by petroleum products in the fuel delivery area from running off into nearby waterways. The city applied for $10,000, which would require a $5,000 local match. Officials may apply for additional grant funds later in the year.