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Columbiana receives $25K for dog park

Morning Journal/ Danielle Garner Columbiana City Clerk Deann L. Davis, representing the community foundation, presents a $25,000 check to the city for the Firestone Dog Park to city councilman Richard McBane.

COLUMBIANA– Clerk of Council Deann Davis represented the Community Foundation during council as she presented a $25,000 check to the city.

The fund will contribute to the construction of the Firestone Dog Park. The community foundation takes pride in awarding funds contributing to the local park.

“I would like to thank the Chamber for the dog park,” Councilman Richard McBane said. “I have a feeling that by the end of the year we will have the money to start construction.”

Mayor Rick Noel praised the Community Foundation for the multiple ways it improves the city.

More than $72,700 has been raised toward the $80,000 goal for the construction of the dog park. Donations are still being accepted online at https://gf.me/u/y8t5wu.

In other matters, two applications for a county water and sewer grant have been submitted to the county engineer. County officials will rank the top 10 projects presented by multiple municipalities and choose one.

“Partner Development put on a nice seminar, of about an hour and a half, and it helped shed light on the applications,” Willard said about writing out the requests.

The city submitted grant entries for the West Railroad Street project and the well water line for Crestview Road wells.

In other business, town clean up resulted in the city disposing of 500 tires and 14 dumpsters of trash.

The city also approved a request from resident Marty Noles to hold the Annual North Elm Street Block Party Tuesday during council.

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