Tonight, the City of Huntingburg will be holding a second public hearing to gain support for the city’s grant application to replace sections of a major water supply line from Patoka Lake to the east.

Earlier this week on WJTS’ Monday with the Mayor, Huntingburg mayor Denny Spinner explained the problems with the water line:

This application marks the city’s fourth attempt at applying for the Community Focus Fund grant, which is done through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA). The city of Huntingburg has already committed a local match of 83 thousand dollars to the project and an additional 50 thousand dollars of economic development income funding will be written into the 2014 EDIT budget for the project.

One area in which the city’s previous three applications that has scored lower than the rest of the criteria used for deciding who gets grants has been public input. Spinner explains the importance of the public’s support for this project and the need for people to express that support:

The public hearing is set for 7 pm this evening at Huntingburg City Hall on Fourth Street. Spinner says those who cannot make it to the hearing or wish to show further support can write letters, and Spinner says those who need information on who to address the letters to by contacting Huntingburg City Hall at 683-2211.