LE MARS, Iowa (AP) — More than a dozen property owners in downtown Le Mars are taking part in a program to improve building exteriors.
The Le Mars Daily Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1f7dPT9 ) 15 property owners have submitted contracts and deposits for the exterior work, and City Administrator Scott Langel says he expects more to sign up.
The project is financed through a $500,000 federal grant. The federal money must be matched by a combination of city funding and money from the property owners. The result is a total budget of $1 million.
The work will focus on facades, windows and trim in an effort to restore buildings to their historical appearance.
Information from: Daily Sentinel, http://www.lemarssentinel.com