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Saturday, November 1, 2014

$25,000. Grant to fund streetscape improvement study in Coudersport

Grant to fund streetscape improvement study in Coudersport

Bradford Era
COUDERSPORT — The state Department of Community and Economic Development awarded a $25,000 Keystone Communities grant Friday to the Potter County Redevelopment Authority.

The Redevelopment Authority applied for the grant on behalf of Coudersport Borough, said Joe Pagano, director of redevelopment in Potter County.

He said the grant will not be used for a “brick and mortar” project, but instead, “It’s to do a study of the downtown improvements that are being anticipated along with the PennDOT reconstruction.”

The goal of the study, Pagano explained, would be to determine “what the community really wants to see as far improvements to the sidewalks, building facades, lighting and greenways.”

It will be several months until the study will be completed. Read more...

10 comments :

Anonymous said...

I think what the town needs is some businesses to fill the empty store fronts....not a study?

Anonymous said...

In other words some one will pocket $25 grand to do a survey! Sounds like the time Austin gave a company over $100,000.00 for some drawings and an opinion of what could be done if the town could come up with 3 - 5 million dollars! These tens of thousands of dollars on (studies) are nothing but a crock of &*%$ !!!!!

Anonymous said...

the money could be more useful for example fix the sidewalks etc!! what a waste of tax payers money shame on u

Anonymous said...

less lawyers and offices and more shopping and eating places

Anonymous said...

Here's my study,,, Coudy needs a new intersection coming in from 44/49 at the light. A decent restaurant, a head shop, and someplace to buy a pair of sneakers. Now where's my $25 grand????

Anonymous said...

Really???? $25,000.00 for a study? The residents of Coudersport know what they would like...just present a survey on this blog and you will get the answers you want for FREE. Use this money to actually DO what the residents want. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Who voted on even applying for this BS grant? It was not the commissioner's I found out that much. Was it the borough council? This is the second ridiculous thing the borough has done since PENNDOT announced they are going to repair Route 6 through downtown. The other was was hiring a consultant to tell us what we could figure out for ourselves. That company was Bennett Consulting or something like that. Does the news media even send reporters to the borough council meetings anymore? I never see any news about them. I work nights and can't go to the meetings but you would think there would be articles about the meetings in the newspapers. This is crazy and a big waste of our taxpayer's money.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the study will find that improvements to curbs and sidewalks will be necessary. I hope that they don't do what they did in Port by making these wacky cement slabs at the end of each block that protrude into the road way. It is impossible to plow out all the parking spots in the winter and the street sweeper cannot navigate into these nooks that were created for "curb appeal". It looks great on an artist drawing, but cannot be maintained.

Anonymous said...

Just a heads up the borough and council will continue to apply for every grant possible to improve our community. Without the help of grant money we would not be able to improve our channel and make it meet FEMA guildlines. Aka the borough decided to do something to make sure no one in will have to pay flood insurance. This grant will allow the application for new grants to help downtown business that's how it works. The borough of coudersport has not raised taxes in a long time and will not again this year. The borough always welcomes the public to come to our / the communities meetings the third Wednesday of every month 630 pm at the maintenance building. Over the past several years the borough has received over$500,000in grants thanks in large part to the borough managers, council, commissioners, and redevelopment authority.

Anonymous said...

Nov 2 @ 12:03, I heard that they are gonna make all roads one way ... leaving Coudersport.