Sunbury Seeks Resident Input On How To Spend CDBG Grant

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SUNBURY, PA — Several more blighted properties may be torn down and new tree planting could be on the way for the city. The options were discussed at a public meeting held before Monday’s council meeting to discuss the nearly $300,000 the city is set to receive from the 2012 Community Development Block Grant Program.

Jamie Shrawder, community development manager for SEDA-Council of Governments, in Lewisburg, informed council members of what projects the $281,210 can be used for.

City-wide tree planting was recommended by Mayor David Persing at a cost of $20,000 and Shrawder said it was part of the comprehensive plan developed by SEDA-COG, so it was eligible for funding.

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