South Central Power presents a check to the Monroe County Port Authority at the Monroe County Commissioners meeting Monday, Aug. 13. The $12,500 in grant money will be used to fund two due diligence studies to prepare the site, which lies near the former Ormet facility, for development. Front row, left to right: Kyle Hevrin of South Central, Jason Hamman with the Port Authority, Rose Grear of South Central. Rear row, left to right: Monroe County Commissioners Tim Price, Mick Schumacher and Carl Davis.Local resident Loren Hartshorn voices his concerns about the recent hot asphalt recycling project, claiming that local fixed-income residents were unfairly forced to turn around and drive far out of their way to get where they were going, at the Monroe County Commissioners’ meeting Monday, Aug. 13.

Site readiness grant spurs development

Kyle Hevrin and Rose Grear of South Central Power present a $12,500 check to Jason Hamman for the Monroe County Port Authority at the Commissioners’ Monday, Aug. 13 meeting. The grant money, which comes through their Site and Community Assessment Program, will be used to help prepare the former Powhatan 7 site near the former Ormet facility for marketing and development.

The funds will be used to pay for a barge cell evaluation by Marion Hill and a helical pile foundation assessment by Torcsill - the “nuts and bolts of getting a site ready for a business,” said Hamman - to determine possibilities for a potential 100,000 square foot building to be constructed on the property.

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