Federal HUD money to build an ADA Fishing dock & viewing platform in Shakerag Park is in the process of being returned.
This discussion didn't go without a fight from Councilman Lenny Zaprowski, who stated within the Work Session meeting, " I am a Big Proponent of these funds". He strongly advocated for the City to keep the funds, regardless of the strings attached or qualification requirements.
Councilwoman Stephanie Endres stated the grant has stipulations and rules in which the City would have to meet to qualify for the funds, and the City doesn't qualify.
City attorney chimed in that it would be "most prudent" to release(return) what funds we have left, back.
After discussion in the Work Session and 7 pm meeting, the Council voted 5-2, to return the HUD money. Councilman Lenny Zaprowski & Councilwoman Cori Davenport voted to keep the funds.
A public hearing will take place on the issue and then 2014 funds would go back to Federal HUD office.