Town of Wakefield receives $700,000 improvement grant

By: Terry Harris | Email: Click Here
Posted: Mar. 27, 2018 | 1:20 p.m.

WAKEFIELD – On Monday, March 12, John Stringfield, Supervisor from the Wakefield District of Sussex County, presented a check for $700,000 to the Wakefield Town Council.

According to Millard “Pete” Stith, Consultant to the Sussex County Board of Supervisors, “The funds are to be used in the district for the citizens of Wakefield for housing rehabilitation, removing blighted conditions in Wakefield, construction of a connector road and improvement for water and sewer line infrastructure.”

“The funds came from a grant from the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C.,” Stith continued, “and were distributed through the State Department of Housing and Community Development to serve communities under 200,000 population. This follows the board’s desire to have greater interaction with the towns in Sussex County.”

Mayor Savedge took the opportunity to thank Supervisor Stringfield for working with the Town Council to make needed improvements in Wakefield.

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