The City of Sharon is one of 70 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) recipients, which recently received a combined total of nearly $28 million in Community Development Block Grants.
The CDBG grants were awarded to assist communities with infrastructure improvements, health and safety initiatives and façade improvements in downtown commercial districts.
Sharon received a $194,470 CDBG grant for Fire Protection Improvements.
According to Sharon Fire Chief Gary Eddings, the grant funding will be used to purchase a rescue / brush truck to replace a 1992 model Chevrolet one-ton truck, which was already heavily used when it was obtained for the Sharon Fire Department.
(See compete story in the July 18th issue of the Dresden Enterprise.)