Community Development Block Grant 2014-16 Cycle
Report updated 02/03/16
Replace Lake Blue Primary Water Lines
This project will replace town water mains in the Lake Blue subdivision
area. Since Lake Blue is not in the Town limits,
Highlands County has applied for the grant on behalf of the town.
Currently the grant has been approved and work is estimated to start in
mid-2016. Currently needed property easements
are being obtained. Eventually all connections that
are currently located in back of Lake Blue residences where lines are to
be run, will be required to hook up to the new line that will run in
front of all residences. The Town has approved
paying for these connection costs for residents; however, a temporary
construction easement will be required of all such residences to allow a
future town contracted plumber to install the new connections.
Community Development Block Grant 2016-17 Cycle
Report updated 08/19/16
Install new waste water lines
This project would install wastewater lines in a section of the Town of
Lake Placid and furnish town wastewater services to residents in the
defined area. The grant is competitive with other
government applicants. If approved the project would
have an estimated start date of late 2017.
This project was not funded in this grant cycle. It will be
applied for again in late 2016.
Green Dragon Drive
Report updated 08/17/16
The Town funded some temporary patching of the worst areas.
The Town had in 2015, received an FDOT grant to repave the road;
however, when core sample were taken it was discovered that more
extensive repairs were needed. The Town opted to
reapply in the 2016 grant cycle for additional funds so the project
could be done right. The results of that grant are
expected before October 2016.
Report updated 08/17/16
Tangerine Avenue is a town maintained roadway that has needed
improvements. In 2012, Highlands County applied
for and received, a grant of $410,000 from the Florida Department of
Transportation. Not long ago Tangerine Street
was an insignificant small town street that stopped at Lake June.
Since it became a connector for the county roads of Heartland Boulevard
and West Interlake Boulevard is was subjected to an amount of traffic
that is was not designed for.
The town has negotiated and purchased from neighboring property owners
for the past two years, property sufficient to reconstruct a suitable
Improvements are underway and are expected to begin by October 2016.