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Carlisle received over $250,000 in Community Crossings grant, website created

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The town of Carlisle received $251,269.84 through the Indiana Department of Transportation’s Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative.

The town board plans to reapply at the beginning of next year and passed a motion to pay the accompanying $8,000 fee to update the application and apply through HWC Engineering. The town is also planning as to which roads in the town will be getting repaved and/or improved.

Water and Sewer Superintendent Joe Coffman recently created a website for the town of Carlisle, the website is

“The website is still in development … but it’s a part of an initiative to revitalize Carlisle,” Coffman said.

Coffman pressed the town board to support him in this initiative to revitalize Carlisle, with goals to bring back some housing, and promote business in the town. The board supported his initiative.

The town of Carlisle also thanked anyone who volunteered or assisted in the organizing of the Carlisle Christmas Parade, which included Temple Baptist Church pastor David Armstrong.

“We had a really nice turnout, even with the weather like it was,” Carlisle town board member Azalia Barfield said.

In other business:

• Coffman called for the enforcement of unsafe building ordinances during the meeting.

The discussion was tabled.

• The first meeting of the year will be held on Jan. 8.

• Funding for a bar screen filter project was acquired from the Indiana Finance Authority in the form of a forgivable loan.

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