Daley announces $479,500 grant to Imlay City to help improve streetlights and parking

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State Rep. Kevin Daley today announced that Imlay City is the recipient of a $479,500 Michigan Strategic Fund grant through the Community Block Grant Development (CBGD) program.

Daley, R-Luw, explained the grant received approval from the Michigan Strategic Fund to help nine Michigan communities with public infrastructure developments.

“This grant will improve the quality of life in Croswell and help with improvements and maintenance of the downtown portion of Croswell,” Muxlow said. “Croswell is a gem of a city, and it is exciting to know that they are going to receive the resources necessary for upkeep to make the downtown area a vibrant area to visit and spend time in for years to come.”

In conjunction with a larger USDA Downtown Infrastructure Project which rehabs sewer and water infrastructure and reconstructs roadways and sidewalks, the City of Croswell plans to use the grant funding to install 40 decorative LED streetlights with Wi-Fi, parklet construction (parklets are small park-line moveable spaces with seating and greenery that usually sit in parking spaces on Main Street), new recycled material benches and trash receptacles made by local artisans, and the installation of rain barrels for storm water control.