Linn Co Supervisors fund Marion, Central City, Trees Forever Projects
By Steve Gravelle, Reporter
LINN COUNTY, Iowa - Linn County will help with the cost of Marion's planned Lowe Park amphitheater, Central City's development program, and a woodlands conference, supervisors decided this morning.
Supervisors voted unanimously to allocate the funds from the $200,000-a-year economic development fund they manage.
The only change was to make Marion's $75,000 allocation over four years instead of three. Supervisor Linda Langston, D-Cedar Rapids suggested the change to allow more flexibility in development fund allocations.
Vic Klopfenstein, Marion's former mayor, said the change won't affect the $1.7 million project. Supporters hope to begin construction next year. Supervisors can't officially commit to allocations in future fiscal years, but put themselves on the record as intending to make them.
Central City Main Street will receive $7,000 for ongoing projects, and Trees Forever will get $8,000 to fund its Woodlands Symposium in December.
Today's action leaves $10,150 in the fund for the current fiscal year, which ends next June 30.
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