Marion receives $400K grant
The city of Marion was awarded a $400,000 Community Development Block Grant from the Kansas Department of Commerce on Feb. 6 when City Administrator Doug Kjellin and City Clerk Angela Lange traveled to Great Bend for a workshop.
The grant is specified for use on a street project. The plan the city has devised is a street project totaling at least $1 million and could reach as much as $1.4 million. The first priorities in that plan are three separate stretches of Freeborn Street.
The city council has yet to approve the scope of the project or a bond to pay for construction, but Kjellin said he hopes work will start by late summer or early fall.