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Falls City, Pleasanton get grant awards




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November 21, 2012 | 1,230 views | 4 comments

AUSTIN -- Working closely with legislators and stakeholders to build an efficient program that works smarter and is more accountable to taxpayers, Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples announced Pleasanton and Falls City are among the 2012 recipients of grant awards from the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Community Development Fund. Each year, these grants fund infrastructure projects that improve the quality of life for many rural Texans.

A $275,000 grant awarded to Falls City will provide the funding for sewer treatment plant improvements to bring the system into compliance with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regulations by addressing erosion with the pond system lagoons. Construction shall include rehabilitation of the inner embankments of the sewer plant ponds including select backfill, geotextile liner, erosion protection, flow management system, and associated appurtenances. Construction will take place near the corner of Maverick and Hugo streets.

Pleasanton also was awarded a $275,000 grant to replace overloaded, breached clay sewer lines. Construction will include the installation of 1,926 linear feet of 15-inch sewer line, highway bore, eight manholes, service reconnections, and all necessary appurtenances. Construction will take place in the northeast part of the city on Austin, Third, and Fifth streets.

Eligible cities must have populations of less than 50,000 residents. This program serves approximately 1,000 eligible rural communities and 245 eligible rural counties. It also provides services to more than 375,000 low- to moderate-income beneficiaries each year.
 

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Something else to say 2  
November 28, 2012 10:00am
 
It is because he, nor any one else in that office, knows how to write a grant or research for them. That is what you get when you hire people that have the ability and experience of grants, but not only writing but managing. ... More ›

 
Pork Chop  
Pandora  
November 28, 2012 9:31am
 
The city manager is working on his resume'. After reading some of his memos, he might want to hire someone with a little better grammar etc to spice it up. Adios Andy. Thanks for the memories.

 
Spec Ops  
Wilson  
November 28, 2012 4:29am
 
Sounds like the city manager needs to take a trip to these cities and get smart but it doesn't need to be an overnight trip with hotel and meals. Out problem is that we need competent city employees who know how to do these ... More ›

 
One Voice  
Floresville  
November 28, 2012 2:09am
 
These grants are available to Floresville, also. I understand it is a long and arduous process - but it beats the path we are on. Devin (sorry, Devin-I forget your last name-old age) took the initative to apply for a ... More ›

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