Nelson County Calls for Federal Funding for Lovingston Sidewalk and Gladstone Depot Projects | Latest news

In May, Nelson’s supervisors also voted to sponsor a project application on behalf of the Friends of Gladstone Depot as part of its work to relocate and restore the depot currently on property owned by CSX Transportation Company. The building has been determined eligible as a National and National Historic Landmark and the estimated total cost of the first phase to remove and restore it is $ 365,615, according to county documents.

The county intends to apply for federal funding of $ 292,492 under the Alternative Transportation Reserve program to complete the first phase. Friends of Gladstone Depot pledged the required $ 73,123 in the local game.

Both funding requests should be submitted to the Commonwealth Transportation Board for review.

In other news: The advice was presented to Jerry West, the recently hired county parks and recreation manager. “I’m so excited to be here in Nelson County,” West said. He has already worked for a decade in Rockingham County and has said he looks forward to continuing the recent success of Nelson’s Recreation Department under the leadership of Claire Richardson, who recently resigned to take on another post. “I am excited to bring new recreation offerings here in Nelson County.”

Supervisors reviewed a list of legislative priorities that the Thomas Jefferson District Planning Commission, which includes Nelson County, plans to present at the next Virginia General Assembly session. The document encourages support for local communities recovering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, urges the governor and the legislature to strengthen state aid to localities and public schools, not to impose warrants or transfer them costs to localities and improve local revenue options and encourages financial incentives for the deployment of universal and affordable access to broadband technology in unserved areas.

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