Dept. of Commerce: Gov. Doyle Announces Infrastructure Project for Melvina

Tony Hozeny, Department of Commerce, 608/267-9661

MADISON – Governor Jim Doyle today announced that the Village of Melvina, Monroe County, will receive a Community Development Block Grant Public Facilities (CDBG-PF) grant totaling $523,500 for infrastructure improvements from the Department of Commerce (Commerce).

“My Grow Wisconsin plan calls for investing in community infrastructure,” said Gov. Doyle. “I am pleased that the Village of Melvina will use this grant to upgrade its water distribution system in order to maintain a high quality of life for its residents.”

The village will install a municipal water distribution system and connecting water main to the Village of Cashton, nine miles south of Melvina. Cashton has an excess of water supply. The two municipalities will also share a sanitary sewer collection system. The total project cost is $3.1 million.

CDBG-PF grants play an important role in helping communities finance a wide range of projects designed to enhance the economic vitality of the community through the provision of community buildings, the expansion of tax base, job creation, and increased private investment in downtowns.

For further information on the CDBG-PF program, contact James Frymark, Commerce, at 608/266-2742.