Blair planners back several area projects

Blair County Planning Commission members Thursday approved letters of support for several area projects.

Commission members agreed to support:

n Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission’s application for a Partnerships Program grant from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Community Conservation Partnership Program to fund its Regional Greenways Mini-Grants Program.

n The Altoona Water Authority’s project to rehabilitate portions of its sanitary sewer system in Altoona, Logan Township and Allegheny Township.

n Newry Borough’s sanitary sewer improvements project. Newry Borough Council is seeking funding from the state Department of Community and Economic Development to upgrade and improve water service in Frankstown Township.

n Logan Township’s plans to use Community Development Block Grant funds for the installation of 1,900 linear feet of sewer line located between 35th and 36th streets and along 35th Street in Logan Township.