The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded St. Louis County Government $2,496,364 for lead remediation in residential properties.
The Office of Community Development was awarded $2,396,364 in Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control grant program funding and an additional $100,000 in healthy homes initiative funding. St. Louis County Office of Community Development will address lead hazards in 200 housing units, and will also perform healthy homes assessments in 20 units.
In total, HUD awarded more than $112 million in grants nationwide to 39 local and state government agencies and research institutions as part of this announcement ensuring families safe places to live.
In the 2013-14 winter season, Highways and Traffic spread 41,000 tons of salt on its 3,100 lane miles of pavement. In 2012-13, road personnel dispensed just 14,435 tons of the granular chemical.
There will be an electronic recycling and data destruction event at The Jewish Community Center, located at 2 Millstone Campus Dr., St. Louis, MO, 63146. The event will take place Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon.