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Cadiz secures funding for Sally Buffalo stage project

T-L Photo/CARRI GRAHAM CADIZ VILLAGE Administrator Ted Andrzejewski speaks with council members about the impending Sally Buffalo stage project during Thursday’s evening meeting.

CADIZ — A Sally Buffalo Park project is able to move forward now that it has secured $140,000 in grant funds.

The project includes the construction of a new stage inside the park where concerts will be held.

Cadiz Village Council discussed the estimated $250,000 project during Thursday’s evening meeting.

Village Administrator Ted Andrzejewski said the village secured a $140,000 capital improvement grant. The village will provide a $70,000 match for the project. He said those funds will be covered by donations received by both residents and local businesses. He did not specify where the remaining project funds would come from.

Andrzejewski said officials are hoping to begin Phase 1 construction of the new stage this summer, although there is no rush as no concerts are set to take place in the park this year. He said at the latest the project will be completed by spring 2022.

“This isn’t a two-three year project, it’s an imminent project,” he said.

In other matters, the Columbia Gas line replacement project on Warren Street is underway. Company contractors have been out surveying and marking the street with wooden stakes with pink ribbons, Andrzejewsi said.

“It’s a good project for the village, replacing all of the old lines with new ones” he said.

Council signed an agreement with the gas company earlier this year for the company to replace gas lines throughout the community. The village charged the company $15,000 for a permit fee to perform the work.

Additionally, the street department was able to purchase two new trucks with Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funds. The trucks are currently being equipped with new plows, Andrzejewski said.

One of the street department’s existing trucks will be given to the water department, while the second vehicle will be sold.

Council will next meet at 7 p.m. March 18 at the fire department social hall.

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