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Franklinton board approves grant funding applications

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FRANKLINTON — After a brief public hearing, the Franklinton Board of Commissioners approved two applications for grants aiming to improve specific sectors of the town at Tuesday’s meeting.

The first grant application considered was for a neighborhood development block grant from the state. The grant would cover improvements along West and East College Street in association with housing activities. The grant would cover actions such as street paving, sidewalk repairs, acquisitions, relocations and any emergency repairs.

The second grant application approved was for a “Rails for Trails” grant that would be applied to 2.75 miles going from the old rail station to Overton Road.

“We are still looking at what the final costs will be,” said Town Manager Gregory Bethea. “But our staff will be clearing and paving the area. We will also be getting engineering services as well.”

There were no citizens that spoke during the public hearing and both items were passed unanimously.

In police matters, there were 416 calls for service, 71 citations, and six arrests since last month, a normal statistic according to Capt. Adam Carlson. He also said that two officers would be sworn in on Wednesday.

The next scheduled meeting of the Franklinton Board of Commissioners is scheduled for 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at town hall, 5 W. Mason St., Franklinton.