Staff Writer

NORTH BALTIMORE — Village Council on Tuesday said it will apply for a grant to upgrade some streets and the village park in North Baltimore.

Some of a proposed Neighborhood Revitalization Grant of $452,000 will be, if approved, directed to repave a portion of Walnut Street, and all of Northview Street.

Funds also could pay for improvements at Shelter House 1 and parking at the village park.

Public comments were collected for this grant, which is being pursued with the aid of the Wood County commissioners.

In a related grant matter, council will seek a community development block grant of $24,000 to help pay for a new police sport utility vehicle, with the village providing $8,564.

The SUV could carry extra Narcan and medical equipment to combat the opioid problem.

Police are the “first responders in these cases,” Village Administrator Allyson Murray noted.

The village also will apply for money from the Wood County Park District. Council wants to buy new basketball poles, hoops and backboards for the park.

In other business, council:

Was told that 16 applications have been received for the vacant finance officer post, and five candidates from that group will be interviewed Monday.

Has obtained information about dealing with feral cats roaming North Baltimore.

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