Conneaut Lake to apply for more revitalization funding

The Meadville Tribune
By Jean Shanley
Thursday, January 22, 2015

CONNEAUT LAKE  ̶  Borough Council, at its recent meeting, approved a request from Conneaut Lake Community Development Committee to apply for two more grants as part of the Conneaut Lake Revitalization Project.

One is for $3 million under the Pennsylvania Assistance Capital Program and the other is for $375,000 from the state Department of Economic Development.

Bill Eldridge, chairman of the CLCDC, made the request and also announced donations of $1,250 have been received from private citizens.

More than $3 million has been raised so far for the revitalization project.

A work order has been approved to perform a survey of Fireman’s Beach as part of the revitalization effort.

In other business regarding the project, Bonnie Smith, a member of the safety committee of the Conneaut Lake Volunteer Fire Department, asked if there were any arrangements for storing a firefighting boat at Fireman’s Beach.  Nothing has been set up there yet, Eldridge said.

Borough Council ended the 2014 year with a cash carryover balance of $36,129.43.  Eldridge suggested some of that amount be set aside for the Revitalization Project, but it was decided to table that decision until Council sees all the expenses for the next couple of months.  It will be revisited at the April meeting.