Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Local News

July 2, 2014

Park City Commissioners need grant money to provide senior citizen center

PARK CITY — Park City commissioners are seeking funds for the restoration of a building they plan to turn into a senior citizen center.

Commissioners have applied for $500,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds for the restoration project. This is the second time the commissioners have applied for funding.

The building they want to use for the center is across the street from city hall at the corner of U.S. 31-W and Mammoth Cave Avenue.

“We already own the building, but we would like to bring it up to code and restore it,” said Mayor David Lyons.

Plans call for the senior citizen center to have meeting rooms and a kitchen and to restore the exterior of the building to the way it looked in the 1920s, he said.

The building has served as a warehouse, a service station, office space for a used-car lot and city hall in previous years.

The town’s senior citizen club currently meets at the Park City Lions Club building. Occasionally, club members will meet for a potluck meal and sometimes they dine out.

“It’s a pretty active club,” Lyons said. “I really think they deserve a facility.”

Meals won’t be served at the new senior citizen center. The commission is not planning to seek funding for a program to serve the senior citizens meals, Lyons said.

Paperwork for the grant must be submitted by August. Commissioners expect to learn the outcome of the grant application in the spring.

“We really hope this go-round we will have the support of our senator and our congressman,” Lyons said.

In other business, commissioners took the following action:

• Agreed to mow three property owners’ yards and to bill them for the work;

• Agreed to install “Children at Play” signs along some alleyways and city streets and approved accounts payable.

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