The Vandalia City Council held a public hearing prior to its meeting Monday night to discuss the proposed federally funded Community Development Block Grant project that the city is looking to apply for funds from through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. Mike Shaw of the South Central Illinois Regional Planning and Development Commission was on hand for the hearing and discussed the grant funds being applied for and the breakdown of the project for which the funds are being sought. The project includes infrastructure work that would replace 5,056 linear feet of 6-inch and 10-inch water mains as well as fire hydrants and gate valves. Shaw explained the cost of the project is $500,000 and the target areas for the project include 83% of qualifying low-to-moderate income households. During the full city council meeting following he hearing, the council approved a fair housing ordinance by a vote of 5-2 as well as two resolutions approving the submission of the community development block grant applications.