Housing Grant Suddenly A Hot Ticket In Auburn

AUBURN – After six years of no one taking Auburn up on its offer to pay  $10,000 to anyone who would build a new house, the city is suddenly flush with applications.

The city council approved three grants at its July meeting and has three more on the agenda for Monday.

Last month, Councilman Shawn Clark said there is only one more $10,000 grant available in this budget year.

Keep Auburn Beautiful recommends approval of grants for Robert and Julie Wredt to rebuild after a fire destroyed their house on O Street and Jim and for Joyce Flaherty to build a house in the Glenrock Addition.

KAB recommends denial of Nate Leslie’s request for a $10,000 grant on a $16,000 renovation project for a house on N Street.

KAB also recommends denial of a grant request from Brett and Lauren Vinson to renovate a house on R Street.

Also on the agenda are changes are proposed to the Adult Recreation Committee bylaws, improvements to Legion Park and use of the parking lot near Café Metro for Trail of Treasures Oct. 5 and a B103 Summer Shenanigans promotion.

The city council will also consider buying a building at 2209 ½ M Street and selling property at 2500 P St. for nuisance abatement.

A paving assessment of $8,000 is proposed for street improvements for property at 2511 S St.

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