Meeting set to address Brownfield grant awarded

The city of Columbus will have a public meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday to discuss a Brownfield Assessment Grant awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The money is to be used to assess Columbus properties potentially contaminated by hazardous substances and petroleum products, defined as underutilized or abandoned property in which future development is complicated by the perception or presence of environmental contamination.

Brownfield sites may include land or buildings with asbestos, mold or other pollutants, former industrial or commercial sites such as gas stations, dry cleaning facilities, grain elevators and landfills.

Information about how the grant may benefit property owners, land developers or real estate agents will be given during the meeting.

For more information: 812-376-2520.