News From Terre Haute, Indiana

News

November 9, 2012

Sullivan gets grant to develop long-term plan for city

SULLIVAN — The state has approved a request from the city of Sullivan to help fund a comprehensive planning grant.

Sullivan Mayor Clint Lamb said in a news release that the assistance is coming from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

 The city has retained Beam, Longest and Neff LLC in cooperation with Strategic Development Group Inc. to oversee the creation of the document. Kenna Consulting submitted the grant application for the city.

“As promised from the onset in January, Sullivan will no longer aimlessly wander without direction,” Lamb said. “This is the first comprehensive master plan since 1945, and I am tickled to death that it will be 90 percent funded with federal dollars.”

Since taking office, Lamb and his administration have made long-term plans a top priority as a part of the City’s Hometown Pride Restoration Initiative. The mayor has been working with the Sullivan Plan Commission since January to make this a reality.

The Plan Commission, led by President Jim Exline, has been assigned the task of molding the plan by working with Beam, Longest and Neff and Strategic Development Group.

“This is not going to be a case where a firm comes in and tells us what we need,” Lamb said. “This will serve the city as a living, breathing document that will be prepared with much input from local residents on what direction Sullivan needs to go.”

The mayor said the plan could take up to a year to prepare before implementation.

“If you’re going to play the game, you better come ready to compete. And that is exactly what we are doing. Finally, things are moving again in Sullivan and we are getting back on the map,” Lamb said.

This is the second OCRA grant Sullivan has received this year. The city was  in September approved for $441,000 from an OCRA grant. Those funds will be used to demolish Sullivan’s old Central School. The new plan will help determine that site’s future development, Lamb said.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
News
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Raw: Palestinians and Israeli Soldiers Clash Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Fox Dons 'Bondage Strap' Skirt at Comic-Con
NDN Video
Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity
Real Estate News