Evart seeks ice grant

March 30, 2017

By John Raffel
Correspondent

Evart’s city council is seeking a federal Infrastructure Capacity Enhancement (ICE) Grant grant for capital improvement structure work within the city limits.

City officials said the grant would be for sewer, water, sidewalk and similar types of work within the city.

Evart Department of Public Works Director Mark Wilson said the grant would pick up around $2 million to finish roadwork on Fifth Street, all the way up to U.S 10.

“We’re hiring an engineering firm to apply for that grant. OHM will be doing the application on it,” Wilson said.

City officials indicated it will be able to change and tweak aspects of the capital improvement plan as the process continues. It addresses items costing $15,000 or more and includes a list of projects the city would wish to accomplish over the next six years. Street projects would be included. City officials also indicated various city staff members contributed input into the plan, which was set to be reviewed at a public hearing.

Meanwhile, Wilson said from the DPW standpoint, “there’s still a lot of pothole patching going on right now. That’s a major focus as the weather starts to warm up.”



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