Jay Receives $600K Grant For Water Line Replacement

January 3, 2019

The Town of Jay has been awarded a $600,000 grant to replace water lines for 223 residents.

The Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant will replace water lines along McCutchin Drive, Hendricks Circle, Blackmon Drive, a portion of Florida Avenue, Calfee Street, McCurdy Avenue, Clanton Street, Williams Avenue, Robin Street, Mildred Street, a portion of Spring Street, North State Street and Highway 4.

The grant program, administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), help communities fund economic activities, infrastructure improvements and housing rehabilitation.

Cissy Proctor, executive director of DEO, said, “Supporting the economic development of Florida’s small and rural communities is vital to the continued growth of our diverse economy. I am proud of the work we are doing to make these important economic investments that are paving the way for a bright future for many Florida families.”


3 Responses to “Jay Receives $600K Grant For Water Line Replacement”

  1. jah on January 7th, 2019 9:05 am

    @ New York St.

    its a grant.. it has to be used for this purpose, the monies are managed and audited.. the lines are cast iron and 60-70 years old.
    Not sure what you mean by every excuse in the book has been given. they have spent the past 5+years trying to find a solution.

    not sure what you mean about a ridiculous round about either. the correction of the turn out from Commerce to Hwy 89 was due to the amount of accidents at that intersection and large semi trucks trying to come through the middle of town to turn at the redlight and they couldn’t make it. this was also a GRANT with specifics on how to spend the money.

    btw council meetings are the 1st and 3rd Monday at 6pm if you would like to be better informed.

  2. New york st on January 4th, 2019 5:36 am

    I surely hope this money is going to be used for this purpose. So far every excuse in the book has been given..to avoid fixing this GROSS situation! You can’t fix the water lines….but u can add a RIDICULOUS round about. Again I really hope the money is used to fix THIS problem.

  3. Elijah Bell on January 3rd, 2019 8:03 am

    The folks on Jay water system will be very happy.Thanks to all the folks who worked real hard to make this happen.

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