Madison County officials have approved $700,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for various projects and fire and safety equipment.

Some of those funds will be used for drainage improvements in Godfrey. The improvements include a detention basic and associated piping, inlets, and ditches to catch storm runoff at Gladys Avenue and Isabel Street, a residential neighborhood off Highway 67 near L&C College and Godfrey Meat Market.

Wood River will also receive some of that grant money for the replacement of 1,885 feet of waterline on State Street, along new fire hydrants and service connections. The Cottage Hills Fire Protection District will receive 12 self-contained breathing apparatuses and air packs.


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