Sullivan County is seeking a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for expanded parking at the Earl M. Bourdon Centre in Claremont. The $200,000 -$300,000 grant would add 37 parking spaces to the 80 already there. The Centre is home to 80 senior residents, home of Claremont’s Senior Congress, supplies low cost meals to area senior citizens and where all Sullivan’s County meals on wheels are prepared. The lack of parking places has stopped some seniors from going there for meals. On June 11, 1995, President William Jefferson Clinton and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich met at the Bourdon Centre by invitation to debate issues affecting senior citizens.