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May 14, 2014

City Council approves five-year plan

— The Dalton City Council voted 3-0 on Wednesday to approve a five-year plan and forward it to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Mayor Pro Tem George Sadosuk typically votes only in the event of a tie.

HUD requires local governments to submit a five-year plan to qualify for community development block grant (CDBG) funds. Dalton typically gets $300,000 to $400,000 a year in CDBG money, which can be used for economic development, affordable housing and other efforts to improve local neighborhoods.

Dalton has used past CDBG money to extend sewer and other infrastructure to the area around Ezzard Avenue so Habitat for Humanity could build houses there, and to help build the Mack Gaston Community Center.

City officials put together a plan each year, after its CDBG funding has been awarded, to determine how it will be spent.

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