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Derry councilors to discuss grant for water system

DERRY — Councilors are scheduled to discuss a grant proposal Wednesday night that could provide up to $500,000 for water system improvements to a 57-unit manufactured housing park.

A public hearing is scheduled to be held on the proposed Community Development Block Grant application to the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority for up to $500,000. The funds would finance water system improvements at Centennial Estates Manufactured Housing Cooperative. The cooperative is a 57-unit manufactured housing park at 211 Bypass Route 28.

Acting Town Administrator Larry Budreau said the water system at the park is failing, and he endorses the plan. He said he hopes councilors will also back the proposal and vote to approve it.

“I certainly hope that the Town Council endorses it,” Budreau said.

As part of the meeting format, councilors are scheduled to hold two additional public hearings on the housing and community development plan and the residential anti displacement and relocation assistance plan, Budreau said.

Councilors are also scheduled to meet with all of the town’s boards and committees Wednesday night in a special meeting. The chairman of each board will address include goals and obstacles for 2014. Each chairman will have from eight to 10 minutes to speak to the council on these items.

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. in the third floor of the Derry Municipal Center.

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