City names engineer for Zuber Park project

Josh Presley
Staff Writer

The city received a $179,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in June to put toward making improvements to Zuber Park. The city will use to grant to make Zuber Park Americans With Disabilities Act accessible, and the West Point Board of Selectmen approved Calvert-Spradling to serve as engineers for the project.
Golden Triangle Planning and Development District Project Analyst Phylis Benson said that the total cost of the project would be $179,000, with a Community Development Block Grant covering $100,000 and the city putting up the remaining $79,000.
“The maximum threshold for the grant is $600,000, and the minimum is $100,000 and it has to go toward publicly-owned infrastructure,” she said. “Also, 51 percent of the people benefited by the project have low-to-moderate income. Disabled residents are considered part of that group.”
Benson said during a previous meeting that, according to the most recent census, there were 1,758 disabled citizens in West Point. She said the local match for the project would be $79,000.
“This will be specifically to help improve the quality of life for them,” Benson said.