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Langley awards action grants

Langley resident Doug Schuster receives the check for his neighborhood’s Neighbor-to-Neighbor project from Mayor Paul Samuelson and Linda Irvine. - Michaela Marx Wheatley / The Record
Langley resident Doug Schuster receives the check for his neighborhood’s Neighbor-to-Neighbor project from Mayor Paul Samuelson and Linda Irvine.
— image credit: Michaela Marx Wheatley / The Record

A number of Langley neighbors walked away from the Langley City Council meeting last week with a smile and a big check.

The city of Langley awarded its first Neighbor-to-Neighbor Action Grants on June 4.

The Langley Community Club had sponsored five $200 grants, but when they heard that there were six proposals, they gave the additional funds so all the requests could be accommodated, said Langley Mayor Paul Samuelson.

The winners were the Cedar Circle Rhododendron Berm Beautification team for their project to remove dead rhododendrons and shrubs, clear weeds and replace with new plants and shrubs, and the Northview Beautification Project to improve the entrance to Northview to reflect the beauty of Langley and add a source of pride for the neighborhood.

The city also recognized the Alley Babbitt Neighbors, who want to create an artistic sign for their alley that currently doesn’t have signs.

The Wheel Estates Neighbor-to-Neighbor Committee got a grant to replace and paint a sagging fence around a dumpster, expand the turn-about at the dead end of Wheel Drive to enable delivery trucks to turn around and to remove

15 dead bamboo trees and install new plants. The neighbors at Woodside Lane got money to beautify the neighborhood’s entrance and purchase and plant a tree.

The Langley Middle School got a grant for worm bins and garden benches. The school is planning to build two garden benches that will also serve as worm bins that will compost food waste for the middle school garden.

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