Mesa Springs CDBG meeting

       A city representative will be at a special meeting Monday, May 5 to discuss the final year of the Mesa Springs neighborhood's eligibility under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
       The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in the gym at Pike Elementary, 2510 N. Chestnut St.
       Don Sides, the city's coordinator of CDBG capital improvements, will discuss tentative project plans using the remaining $100,000 in the neighborhood's CDBG fund.
       At a meeting in December, he had asked residents to send in suggestions for improvements (such as sidewalks, curb and gutter) that could go in next year.
       He has also been working with the Mesa Springs Community Association, the city-recognized advocacy group for the area, which takes in about 750 households south of Fillmore Street, west of I-25, north of Uintah Street and east of the open area from Sondermann Park up to Fillmore.
       The area is being phased out as a “neighborhood strategy area” (NSA) which had made it eligible for the federal CDBG funding since 1986. The city's belief, as explained in December, is that even though Mesa Springs still qualifies from a standpoint of cumulative lower income, the bulk of the area's needed public upgrades have been accomplished over the years and there are NSAs in town that are currently more needy.
       For more information, call association President George Gravenstein at 260-6687.

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