WESTMINSTER : Funds Marked for Asbestos Removal

The City Council has decided to spend $70,000 in unallocated federal grant money to remove asbestos from a city-owned building that will house the Boys and Girls Club when it reopens later this year.

At Tuesday night's meeting, the council voted unanimously to use money left over from 1988 and 1989 Department of Housing and Urban Development grants to renovate the building at 14400 Chestnut St. Federal Environmental Protection Agency standards require that floor and ceiling tiles found to contain asbestos must be removed before renovation proceeds.

The council also allocated more than $106,000 in new HUD grant money to a dozen other public service organizations and programs, including $30,000 to the Boys and Girls Club, $25,500 for a Community Service Program aimed at juvenile offenders, $15,000 for after-school programs at junior highs and $7,000 for day care in the Westminster School District.

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