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City accepts $150K grant and more

Andy Ouriel • Mar 19, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Sandusky city commissioners approved some important items at a recent commission meeting.


Among the more notable, city commissioners:

•Accepted a $150,000 federal grant to mainly improve Sandusky Transit’s parking lot. Enhancements will occur at the transit’s headquarters, located at the train station on North Depot Street.

The project should total about $105,000. It’s not known whether the city can keep any grant money not used for this project.

•Allowed state transportation officials to inspect two bridges on state roads.

The bridges are located near the YMCA on West Perkins Avenue and another on Tiffin Avenue passing over Mills Creek. City officials paid $10,000 for this service in a prior year.

•Applied for a $250,000 state grant to dredge the East Bay Channel.

The project’s total cost equals $500,000. The East Bay Channel Association would cover the remaining $250,000, and no city funds would be used for this project.

The East Bay Channel’s boundaries are loosely located from the Cedar Point Causeway back into the harbor near Castaway Bay.

Lake dredging circles back to an ongoing effort to make the water deep enough so vessels can more easily transport cargo through the area.

"The East Bay Channel is a public channel and was partially dredged in 2006 when the city successfully partnered with the East Bay Channel Association to receive funding from this grant source,” according to a memo written by Sandusky project engineer Jane Cullen addressed to commissioners.

“This application is to cover dredging in areas that were not done in 2006 and to dredge the sediment and silt in the previously dredged areas that have built up again in the channel, making navigation difficult for boaters”

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