(STATEHOUSE) May 31, 2007 - Today, the town of Ashley received a Community Focus Fund (CFF) grant of $525,000 from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and Lt. Governor Becky Skillman's office. The grant will be used to replace the town's failing water treatment facility.
"I commend the town of Ashley for their efforts to remedy this problem by applying for a CFF grant," said Rep. Dodge. "The funding provided by this grant will help to reduce the cost of the project and reduce the economic impact to the community."
The town of Ashley's water treatment facility is in need of upkeep and maintenance, without remedial action now, the present system would completely fail. The loss of the town's water treatment would have created an economic disaster to Ashley, as well as the town of Hudson, which receives its water from Ashley. The failure of the facility would not only have been a financial disaster, but a safety hazard as well since both towns fire departments rely on the water supply.
Rep. Dodge supported the town of Ashley during the application process and wrote a letter of support to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs on their behalf.
Rep. Dodge encourages local constituents to contact him with questions or concerns through e-mail at email@example.com, or by calling the Statehouse toll-free at 1-800-382-9841. It is also possible to write him at 200 W. Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204.