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  • St. Johnsville village, school district to team for project

  • The village of St. Johnsville and the St. Johnsville Central School District are considering submitting an application for a Safe Route to School project.

    The pre-application must be submitted to the state Department of Transportation by the end of August. If approved, the work would be considered to be a reimbursement project, not a grant, and would include the administration and program delivery of such.

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  • The village of St. Johnsville and the St. Johnsville Central School District are considering submitting an application for a Safe Route to School project.
    The pre-application must be submitted to the state Department of Transportation by the end of August. If approved, the work would be considered to be a reimbursement project, not a grant, and would include the administration and program delivery of such.
    The village will be the lead agency and will apply for up to $125,000 to replace sidewalks that children use as a direct route to school. The work will cover a mile radiance of the schools.
    “Through a previous grant program, the village worked as the lead agency with the St. Johnsville school district to help replace the high school steps,” village Clerk and Treasurer Karen Crouse said during a telephone interview on Monday afternoon. “This time the village will work as the lead agency through the Safe Route to Schools program.”
    Crouse added to be considered for the program, the village and school district must submit a pre-application by the end of the month. “If the grant is awarded it will replace several designated sidewalks within a mile of the school, she said.
    A public hearing will take place at the Community House at 16 Washington St., St. Johnsville, on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 6 p.m. The hearing will be an opportunity for discussion and comment on the proposed application and to obtain the views of citizens, public agencies and other interested parties on the needs of the village for the Safe Route to School application. Written and verbal comments and questions will be considered and, if deemed appropriate, incorporated into the program’s design.
    Subsequent to the hearing, the application will be finalized and submitted to the state Department of Transportation. Questions, comments or public review after the public hearing, but before the formal submission to the DOT, can be arranged by writing the village of St. Johnsville at 16 Washington St., St. Johnsville, NY 13452 or calling 518-568-2421. After submission to the DOT a copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the village office.
    All interested persons are encouraged to attend the Aug. 14 public hearing and to comment upon the proposed Safe Route to School application, said Crouse.
    Anyone who requires special accommodations, is asked to contact Crouse.
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