BY LISA WARREN
At a called meeting on Thursday afternoon, the Mosheim Board of Mayor and Aldermen gave approval to a grant application that would aid with sewer system improvements.
According to the resolution, the application is requestiing Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds in the amount of $364,000, with a match of 9 percent to be provided by the Town of Mosheim at a cost of $36,000.
If awarded to the town, the CDBG grant funds would be used in the Cherokee/Hartshaw area for infiltration problems, according to Mosheim Mayor Tommy Gregg.
The deadline for the grant application's submission is Feb. 25; the approaching deadline made the called meeting necessary.
Because of the inclement weather, a Greeneville Sun reporter did not cover the meeting, but Town of Mosheim Recorder Kelle Lowery provided a copy of the meeting's minutes.
According to the minutes, Mayor Gregg explained that the grant money would be used to conduct smoke tests to check for leaks in the sewer systems and to raise manhole covers, which are currently too low and have excessive rain water running into them.
A motion to approve the grant submission was made by Alderman David Myers, seconded by Alderman Dave Long, and unanimously approved by the board.
Because of the weather, the meeting of the Mosheim Planning Commission, which had also been scheduled for Thursday, was postponed until Thursday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m.