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Derry to apply for engineering study grant

DERRY — Councilors gave approval Tuesday night for the town to apply for Community Development Block Grant funds to pay for an engineering study of the aging infrastructure of the Frost Residents Cooperative.

The cooperative is a 30-unit manufactured housing community at 139 Rockingham Road. Its water system dates back to the 1960s and is on a private well.

Up to $12,000 in CDBG funds could be received to pay for the study.

The study would determine if it would be possible for the cooperative’s private water system to connect to the town’s water system. The town will begin a water and sewer main project to install a water line later this year that will provide service to residents along Route 28. Frost Cooperative residents could tie into the line, said Jeanee Wright, with the Community Loan Fund.

“They are a very strong community, they meet on a regular basis and they are very dedicated to make sure this study happens,” she said.

Councilors voted 6-0 to approve a motion allowing the town to submit an application for the CDBG funding.

— Hunter McGee, Union Leader Correspondent

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