$1.1 million in loans will be considered Wednesday by the Madison County Board. The loans are for various projects around the county, covered under the Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) loan/bonds and Park Enhancement Program (PEP) Grant loan.

The PEP loan would be used by Williamson is borrowing $13,000 in PEP grant funding to complete its tennis courts. James Arnold, PEP Grant Program Coordinator tells The Big Z the village received a $15,000 PEP grant in March for the restoration of its tennis courts and the loan will cover the remaining costs.

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Under the Urban Development Action Grant, Edwardsville is expected to receive a $750,000 loan to build infrastructure at its new Plummer Family Park. Moro Public Water District is borrowing $350,000 to install a second water meter from Bethalto Water and 8-inch and 6-inch water lines east of Heartland Meadows subdivision along Moreland Road near Parkside Elementary School. The loans received unanimous approval in committee.

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