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Grants in Aid for our smallest towns

With just 260 residents and fewer than 3 miles of hydrologically connected roads, Mt. Tabor wasn’t sure it could benefit from the Grants in Aid Program. However, after a recent road erosion inventory, it was clear that that the town had several problem culverts. One of them, on Brooklyn Road, was failing. It was clogged with sediment and stormwater was running around the culvert and onto Route 7.

With the help of a $2,000 award from Grants in Aid, the town replaced the culvert, added a sturdy stone headwall and endwall, and a new bioretention area between the outlet and Route 7. The new culvert work now helps the town meet its Municipal Roads General Permit.

Mt. Tabor worked with the Rutland Regional Planning Commission to obtain the Grants in Aid award and in identifying and replacing this critical culvert.