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|New sewer system grant to connect Gilbert homes|
GILBERT MAYOR Mike Stephens, along with village clerk Dianne Parker (left) and councilwoman Kay Dunaway (right) display the proclamation awarding the village a $414,496 grant to expand the sewer system. Last week Stephens, Parker and Dunaway attended a grant workshop in Baton Rouge where they learned about the grant program. (Submitted photo)
Some 29 homes just north of the village of Gilbert will soon be tied in to a new sewer system, thanks to a $414,496 Louisiana Community Development Block Grant (LCDBG).
Mayor Mike Stephens, village clerk Diane Parker and councilwoman Kay Dunaway recently attended a workshop in Baton Rouge where the announcement of the grant was made official.
"We've been working on this for a long time," Stephens said, "and finally got the funding."
"We're real glad to get the grant. We are one of only 42 towns out of 200 that applied to get it," he said.
Stephens said the new sewer collection system and restored lift station would provide village sewer services to the houses that currently use septic systems. All of the houses are on Old Hwy. 15.
Also, Stephens said the area where the houses are located would be annexed by the village.
"They already have village water, but use sewer septic systems," Stephens said. "There are a lot of elderly people in this area and this will be a benefit to them."
"Public facilities help provide a safe, secure and functional environment for our citizens," said state commissioner of administration Angele Davis, chief financial advisor to Gov. Bobby Jindal.
"The state is pleased to be able to provide this support to local government through the awarding of these funds," she said.
The LCDBG Program is administered by the Office of Community Develop-ment through the Governor's Office, Divi-sion of Administration.