WADSWORTH: City Council Tuesday adopted legislation to apply for a $75,000 Community Development Block Grant from the Ohio Development Services Agency.
That grant, if approved, will be used to assist six income-qualifying homeowners home repairs.
In addition, the funds will also provide assistance to the Medina County Transit Agency to help offset the costs of providing transit services to Wadsworth residents. Some funds will also go toward implementing and administering a standard fair housing program.
The council also enacted an ordinance to contract for the repair, replacement and construction of sidewalk ramps to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
City Engineer Tom Tucker said 25 intersections with 45 ramps on College, Broad and Main streets would be improved. Planning Director Jeff Kaiser noted the $22,000 to fund these improvements will be from a 2012 Community Development Block Grant.
In other action, the council also adopted legislation to contract for improvements to part of the southwest parking lot.
Tucker told City Council's Public Ways Committee at its April session the project is expected to cost $170,000 and the city has received a Clean Water Grant of $130,000 to help fund the project.
Tucker said the improvements will improve drainage of the parking lot with a surface to allow for infiltration into drainage structures under the surface.