WARSAW — Kathleen Weissenberger, city consultant, gave an update on grants requested for Ker Park and the Richardson-DuBois Park.
Weissenberger stated that they are still in the application process for the wanted grant.
“We are applying for the maximum amount,” stated Weissenberger. Warsaw Parks is applying for $500,000 for the parks on East Market Street.
Since the last public hearing, there have been eight letters of interest submitted for the program. There is officially funding for three grants within the program. There is potential to fund more than three depending on number of applications for different program types. It is also possible that not all three spots are granted if applicants do not meet requirements.
“I’m not concerned yet,” Weissenberger said about not having a necessary environmental assessment complete. “It’s just a matter of their work load.”
“We’re in really good shape in terms of getting the application submitted.”
Weissenberger asks that residents along the parks on East Market Street write letters stating the value of improving the parks and access to the trail along East Market Street. These letters can be sent to the Mayor Joe Thallmer or sent to Park Superintendent Larry Plummer.
An announcement on grant selection is scheduled for Dec. 1 with a celebration at the State House on Dec. 8.