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Additional homes in Carlisle approved for renovations in grant program

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Carlisle officials approved the final three contracts for its housing rehabilitation program on Tuesday that, when completed, will have used state grant funding to improve the quality of 17 town homes.
To date, 14 homes have been or are in the process of being renovated. On Tuesday, the Carlisle Town Council approved bids for the three remaining properties.
Two bids approved by the council were from Emmert Group LLC ($15,500 and $28,933), while the third bid was awarded to Tim and Daughters Inc. ($21,413).
The bid for $28,933, according to the Kenna Consulting and Management Group Inc. representative at the meeting, is approved pending a modification request, explaining bids over $25,000 must have this step completed in the approval process.
The three homes are located on Hackett, Singer and Gill streets.
The town is utilizing more than $375,000 in Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority grant funds to renovate the homes. The Carlisle program is for owner-occupied homes that need necessary repairs or renovation.
In other business:
• The council approved the purchase of a portable battery-operated radar sign to assist in a Safe After School Committee initiative.
The goal is a desire to lower the speed of motorists through the school district in Carlisle. The sign also has the capability to store traffic information which town officials hope will be an asset to evaluate traffic flow.
With a full battery charge, the sign will be able to operate for about three weeks at a time.
• Citizens addressed the council on a trio of miscellaneous topics: The first, assistance was requested in the possibility of a fence being installed to keep kids out of a building; the second was making the council aware of a three-year-old youngster breaking his arm dismounting from a city park slide recently; and finally, assistance was requested of the council in locating a property owner of a home in a state of disrepair.



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