COLLINS - The town of Collins has ranked projects for its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. The town held a public hearing at a prior board meeting but did not rank the projects.
The board ranked the LK Painter Center exterior rehabilitation work, as well as a generator, as number one; playground equipment for the town park was second with the rural transit van program number three.
Rural transit van has been included in the past for CDBG funding. Exterior renovations to the LK Painter Center will mainly consist of work to windows and doors. The town also chose to include a generator in the description of the project. The LK Painter Center would be designated as an emergency shelter for the town in case of a disaster.
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Work on the exterior of the LK Painter Center was ranked number one for CDBG projects by the Collins Town Board.
"We're improving the building that would house a generator to house people in case of emergencies," Councilman Rob Gaylord said.
The town will host UNYTS blood drives at the LK Painter Center. The first blood drive will be Dec. 10 in the community room of the LK Painter Center. Counselors for the winter recreation program were also approved. Appointed were Head Counselor Travis Gominiak, Head Cashier Samantha D'Amaro, Craft Coordinator Tina Marrocco, Counselors Christian Francis, Jessica Mercado, Rebecca McMullen, Tom McMullen, Christian Peglowski, Rebecca Russell, Maria Girome and Robert Stark.
The town also addressed the problem of motorized vehicles in the town park. Councilman Ken Martin said he had walked through the trails of the town park and noticed some damage to the trails from ATVs. Supervisor David Tessmer reminded residents no motorized vehicles are allowed in the park.
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