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Council grants enhancement cash


"Building Permit Fees for Low-Income Housing" topped this year's grant allocations from Forest Grove's Community Enhancement Program with $6,532.

City councilors gave "Art Alive in Forest Grove" the next highest amount, $4,850, with the Historic Landmarks Board's "Renovation Grant Program" close behind at $4,696.

A newly proposed Graffiti Abatement Coalition got $2,664, while the historic A.T. Smith House got $1,172 for trail, toilet and brochure costs.

A solar-powered trash compactor for downtown got only $1,871 of the $4,000 it requested, but councilors Monday seemed eager to find other ways of funding that project.

The initially requested amounts totaled $108,983 — twice the $58,100 available to councilors, who are expected to approve the grants at their next meeting.