White Oak Borough will seek $2.3 million from the state Department of Community and Economic Development for improvements to Lincoln Way.
At July's meeting, council authorized borough officials to apply for the grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority's Multimodal Transportation Fund.
Officials said the borough is pursuing the money to improve the streetscape along Lincoln Way. The improvements would include new lighting and crosswalks as well as solar-powered trash compactors, Borough Engineer Shane Michael said.
In other business, council approved Councilman Ken Robb's request to send representatives from White Oak to an emergency management training course being held in October in Altoona. Emergency Coordinator Mark Jones and Deputy Paul Falavolito will attend the training seminar to learn about disaster education.
Council also approved routine refunds of taxes to property owners whose assessments have been lowered by Allegheny County, as well as to those property owners who overpaid their taxes.
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Originally published July 22, 2018.