SHERMAN - The Sherman Town Council learned Thursday night, Sept. 6 it has to spend more money to fulfill the conditions of a recent grant it received.
In March, the council earmarked $8,758 in funds from the state Justice Court Assistance Program, or JCAP, to renovate the courtroom and meeting center. Those renovations, including new flooring and baseboard, new lights and ceiling, painting, two air conditioners, a copy machine and gutters above the entrances to the building, have been completed.
However, the costs for the renovations came in less than expected, town clerk Deanna Crossley told the council. The conditions of the grant require the selected project costs do not leave more than 10 percent of the grant monies unused. At this point, the town has about 12 percent remaining, she said.
Photo by David Prenatt
Members of the Sherman Town Council hold their Thursday, Sept. 6 meeting in the recently renovated meeting center. Pictured, clockwise from left to right, are James Higginbotham, Supervisor Mark Persons, Bessie Endress, Gerald Russell and Howard Crump.
Council members approved plans to have the highway department place new siding on a portion of the town building and a "dusk-to-dawn" light to be installed over the main entrance. Also, an under-the-sink cabinet will be purchased for the restroom.
In other business, Crossley reported a grant of $400 from Pizza Hut's Raising Dough for Kids project is being applied for to benefit the summer recreation program.
Town Supervisor Mark Persons reported the review of the town's trailer law is still "up in the air." He also noted the town council supports the sale of the County Home.