$80,000 grant awarded for Strom Center roof replacement

The City of Monmouth was awarded a grant from the State of Illinois to replace the roof of the Strom Senior Center.

City Manager Lew Steinbrecher tells WGIL that the city was awarded the grant last year and they’d been waiting to receive it.

“That’s a city-owned building here in the downtown area. We’ve been kind of waiting on that since August or September of last year. So, that finally has come through. So we’re grateful for that. It’ll give us a chance to put a new roof on there, hopefully before the snow flies.”

Steinbrecher says that grant dollars will do more than just replace the roof.

“Actually, the $80,000 will not only get us a new roof on there with insulation but some of the [windows on the south wall that will also be replaced.] Kind of ‘button up the building’ and make it better for the senior citizens.”

The Strom Senior Center offers assistance to senior citizens in Warren and Henderson Counties with health and fitness, recreation, arts, and community services.

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