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Communities receive community impact board funds

The Utah Permanent Community Impact Fund Board has approved $459,300 in grants loans for the six entities to complete projects ranging from improved television reception to a new fire station.

East Carbon City obtained an $18,000 grant to prepare a feasibility study on upgrading its wastewater treatment lagoons, which are located must east of the East Carbon Development Corporation landfill.

Price also received money from the board. The town was awarded a $34,000 grant for the city to prepare a feasibility study on the proposed use of treated wastewater for parks and landscaping.

The Emery County town of Ferron also received some funds as well. They received a $66,500 grant and a $33,500 loan in additional funds to cover higher-than-anticipated costs to complete the construction of a fire station. Funds were previously approved by the Community Impact Board to build the initial structure.

Other towns and agencies getting funds from the CIB included the following.

•Bicknell. The town was awarded a $90,600 grant to repair road shoulders damaged during flash floods in the Wayne County community in 2004.

•Myton. They received a $33,700 grant for the Duchesne County city to buy a new backhoe with related attachments and a new four-wheel-drive pickup truck to install 35 manhole risers.

•Uintah Recreation District. The were awarded a $123,000 grant to install new television translator equipment to improve the reception by county residents of television broadcasts from Salt Lake City stations.

The CIB is a program of the Utah Division of Housing and Community Development. It helps state and local agencies that are or may be directly or indirectly impacted by mineral resource development on nearby Federal lands.

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