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Governor Douglas announces $630,000 in grants for five Vermont communities

first_imgMunicipalityVCDP Funds AwardedOther ResourcesBrief DescriptionBristol$50,000 $771,200 Grant to provide accessibility to the historic Holly Hall and bring it into full ADA compliance with state and federal regulations.Georgia$32,885 $32,885 Grant to provide accessibility to the Georgia Town Office building and bring it into full ADA compliance with state and federal regulations.Vergennes City$500,000 $5,584,481 Deferred loan to Housing Vermont to construct 25 unit elderly apartment building off Armory Lane which will include services for the tenants. The project will also extend sidewalks that will connect to downtown and nearby shopping center.Montpelier City$17,500 $24,444 Grant to conduct a study to review the combined capacity of the existing Senior Center at 58 Barre Street and the Recreation Center at 55 Barre Street to meet the existing and future needs of the Senior Center. In addition, the study will explore the feasibility of adding senior housing in the 58 Barre Street building.South Burlington City$30,000 $64,632 Grant to assist with the predevelopment and design of a new Burlington Aviation Technical Training Center at the Burlington airport.  Work includes architectural services, civil design services and permit applications and fees. Grand Total                    $630,385           $6,477,642      Source: Governor’s office. 3.5.2010center_img Governor Jim Douglas today awarded more than $630,000 in Community Development Block Grants to South Burlington, Montpelier, Vergennes, Georgia and Bristol.  At a ceremony at the American Legion Post 14 in Vergennes, the Governor announced funding for an affordable housing project for the elderly, as well as money for improvements to make the Georgia and Bristol municipal buildings handicapped accessible. This project will provide much-needed housing for seniors in Vergennes, with on-site services and easy access to nearby services and the community, Governor Douglas said. These kinds of projects are an important part of Vermont s housing stock, particularly as more of our population seeks to remain in their communities as they age. (See list below)The $500,000 Community Development Block Grant will be given to the City of Vergennes, then loaned to Housing Vermont, which will construct the new building and infrastructure improvements that together total nearly $6 million on the 12-acre site.  The building will have 20 one-bedroom units and 5 two-bedroom units, and will also feature a common area; community kitchen; private examination rooms; a meals on wheels storage area; and a business office for a part time resident service coordinator.This project is part of a planned development that also includes the initial permitting of a new daycare center and additional residential development proposed for the future. Five of the units are market rate; the remaining 20 will be affordable housing.  In addition to connecting to the city water and sewer systems and construction of a storm water treatment system, the site work will also include new sidewalks that extend to Monkton Road; pedestrian pathways that connect to city sidewalks; parking; and landscaping.  This site is conveniently located within walking distance of downtown Vergennes and will provide seniors with access to many amenities, social opportunities and community services.Another grant of $17,500 will be used by the City of Montpelier to study the capacity of the former Senior Center at 58 Barre Street, which was damaged in a December fire, and the existing municipal Recreation Center at 55 Barre Street, for their respective uses.  In addition, the feasibility of adding senior housing in the 58 Barre Street Senior Center building will be studied. Both of these buildings are presently underutilized and are extremely expensive to heat due to the inefficiency of the energy systems and the poorly insulated building envelopes, the Governor remarked. This analysis will be helpful as residents of Montpelier contemplate how these important services will be provided in the future.And two towns, Bristol and Georgia, received grants of $50,000 and $32,885 to make their municipal buildings handicapped accessible under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Built in 1885, Holley Hall serves as both the Town of Bristol s town hall and town offices and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Governor said. This historic building is a vital part of civic and cultural life in Bristol.The first floor of the building, which also hosts town meetings, public hearings, recreational programs, performing arts and other events, will be completely renovated to accommodate the town offices and will include a new vault, electrical upgrades, and energy improvements. The second floor a large auditorium will be made ADA accessible; its floor will be completely renovated and restored; the roof system and balcony will be repaired; and the doors, windows and the bell tower will be weatherized.The Town of Georgia will receive $32,885 to help pay for handicapped accessibility modifications to the Georgia Town Office, which is the town s meeting space as well as its public records repository featuring a vault in the basement. These funds will help install a lift to make the building handicapped accessible to both floors, and complete other improvements to ensure that the bathroom, parking lots, entry ways, and other features of the building are ADA compliant, including way-finding signage; changing handrails; and reconfiguring parking spaces to accommodate side-loading vans, Governor Douglas said.In February, Douglas presented a $30,000 grant to officials from the City of South Burlington to fund preliminary work on a new Burlington Aviation Technical Training Center.Vermont receives about $7 million annually in federal CDBG funds, which are used principally to benefit persons of low and moderate income. The state awards the competitive grants based on recommendations of the Vermont Community Development Board and approval of Commerce and Community Development Secretary Kevin Dorn. These grants are important because they leverage other financial resources and help address critical needs in our communities, the Governor remarked. The $630,385 we are awarding will leverage more than $6.4 million in other funds from private and public sources.For information about the Vermont Community Development Program, please see the Agency of Commerce and Community Development website at: http://www.dhca.state.vt.us/VCDP/index.htm(link is external)last_img read more

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J-D girls hoops takes losses; CBA handles Hannibal, Auburn

first_imgAll through the area, various high school girls basketball teams entered the competitive fray last week, all of them attempting to get close to the ridiculously high standards Jamesville-DeWitt has set in recent years.The Red Rams followed up three consecutive state Class A titles from 2016 to ’18 with a return to the state final four last winter, and did it all with a lineup full of underclassmen.They’re all back for 2019-20, but so is much of a Christian Brothers Academy lineup that put a scare into J-D in last February’s sectional Class A semifinals. To test itself at the outset, J-D would go to the Albany area last weekend, starting with yet another match-up against the Averill Park side it has beaten six straight times in regional playoff games in recent years.Finally, that string ended here, the Warriors handling the Red Rams 68-40. Most of J-D’s production came from Gabby Stickle and Momo LaClair, who each had 14 points, combining to hit six 3-pointers.AP’s three-pronged attack included a 26-point effort from Kelsey Wood, and J-D couldn’t key on her since Amelia Wood and Anna Jankovic earned 14 points apiece. Then, on Sunday, it was J-D against Shenendehowa, who had just beat Cicero-North Syracuse the day before and would win big here, too, handing the Rams a 74-45 defeat.Before all this, CBA opened its season by hosting Hannibal and jumped all over the Warriors in a 22-4 first-quarter outburst on its way to a 72-39 victory.Not content with that great start, the Brothers then put together an 18-1 domination of the third quarter after Hannibal had recovered late in the first hafl.Leana Hetiman, with 17 points, was one of four CBA players to reach double figures. 1,000-point scorer Brooke Jarvis and Kaily Campbell finished with 11 points apiece as Emily Hall added 10 points, Tori Hall had eight points and Maura Clare Clonan got seven points.A night later, at Auburn, CBA won again, 61-32, starting with a 22-6 first-quarter burst and never getting caught as Jarvis earned 17 points, with Hall and Heitman getting 10 points apiece. Conan was right behind with eight points.As for Fayetteville-Manlius, it returns most of its lineup, too, eager to try to challenge West Genesee and Cicero-North Syracuse atop the Class AA ranks.The Hornets were quite impressive in last Tuesday’s season opener, bashing Henninger 71-22. Already with a 17-8 lead, F-M used a 24-5 push through the second quarter to pull clear of the Black Knights.All 12 players on the Hornets’ roster got on the scoreboard. Lexie Roe finished with 20 points and Lily Fish had 16 points, with Amanda Hibbard adding nine points and Ava Angello getting eight points.Hosting Rome Free Academy Thursday night, all of this turned around as F-M lost, 43-39, to the Black Knights, who trailed by one at halftime but outscored the Hornets 13-8 in the third quarter to get out in front.Try as it could, F-M was unable to get the lead back, and was too dependent on Roe. Aside from her 22 points, no other Hornets player had more than one field goal. Amya McLeod (15 points) and Jace Hunzinger (12 points) led RFA.Bishop Grimes took a tough 49-48 defeat to Indian River in its opener on Saturday, made more frustrating by the fact that the Cobras had a strong first quarter and was up 29-17 at halftime.Despite 11 points from Lora Marial and 10 points from Jenna Sloan, Grimes could not keep the Warriors from gaining ground and then taking the lead in the final minutes. Adrien LaMora led IR with 12 points and 15 rebounds.East Syracuse Minoa was supposed to open last Wednesday against visiting Watertown, but bad weather up north kept the Cyclones from traveling.The Spartans did play Friday, falling to Fulton 44-27 as it was held to three points in the first half. Turning it around, though, ESM won 45-38 over Henninger a day later to improve to 1-1.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: Bishop GrimesCBAF-Mgirls basketballJ-Dlast_img read more

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Graphical Breakdown: Look back at key statistics and figures for all Syracuse fall sports

first_imgWomen’s Soccer Football AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCross Country Men’s Soccer Volleyball Field Hockey Comments Published on December 10, 2017 at 6:30 pm Contact Kevin: kbcamelo@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

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