By Kaylee Lindenmuth
MAHANOY CITY - Approved at borough council Tuesday evening was a resolution to apply for a Community Conservation Partnership Program, or C2P2, grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
"C2P2 is a program through DCNR for playgrounds. C2P2 money is going to be used for Kaier's, it's the program we did the 8th Street Park with, we were just awarded one for the East End Park, so it's focused on playgrounds through DCNR," said borough manager Dan Lynch.
According to Lynch, the specific details of the grant application, including its intended project, are still being worked out.
"We just wanted to get the resolution in, because the application is due April 11, the day after our next meeting," said Lynch.
During the Community Development portion of Tuesday's meeting, it was mentioned that the construction of Kaier's Park is set to begin soon.
Also mentioned was the progress on the Hometown Hero banner program.
"We've had a very good response on our Hometown Hero banner program," said Lynch.
"How many do we have?" asked council president Thom Maziekas.
"I'd say approximately 70. Closing in on it if not," said Lynch. "Just to re-emphasize, it's not due this Friday, we're going to still keep taking applications, so I think once people see the initial ones go up, it'll generate even more interest, so that's looking good, and we're getting ready to put in the park at Kaier's, so things are moving along there as well."
During the "Miscellaneous" portion of the meeting, council vice president Francis Burke noted "Mahanoy City Community Day will be underway July 14, 2018. If anybody wants to get involved, have a stand or get involved somehow, please come up to the borough and let us know."
In other business, borough council