September 18, 2013
The federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 created the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG program that is today administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, known by most simply as “HUD.” The CDBG program grants federal funds to state and local governments for a variety of housing and community development activities.
Jefferson Township, Scioto County, has purchased new playground equipment with $36,000 awarded to them from a Community Development Block Grant for parks and recreation, granted from the state of Ohio and administered locally through the Scioto County Commissioners office. The addition of the playground equipment to the Glendale Community Center is an effort to provide a place to bring residents of the township together for a fun safe place for exercise and recreation. Benches have also been installed for relaxing while at the park.
The Jefferson Township Trustees, Charles Harris, Donald Buckle and Earl Canter and the Fiscal Officer Lisa Buckle, would like to thank the Scioto County Commissioners, Mike Crabtree, Vernal G Riffe III, and Tom Reiser for the funding and thank employees Shane Conley, Paul Winn, Dave Bentley and Joe Rawlings for the excellent work on the construction of the playground.
We would like to invite everyone in the Jefferson Township community to come out and enjoy some part of the Glendale Community Center. It is there for the use of the community. The building can also be rented for community activities by contacting one of the township trustees.