Main Street-Union City seeks aid with upgrades

Main Street-Union City seeks aid with upgrades

By DONNA RYDER
Associate Editor
In its ongoing task of making the downtown area better, Main Street-Union City is applying for a grant to help local businesses upgrade their buildings.
The Union City Council helped in that effort Tuesday night when it approved the designated target area, which includes certain areas between Main Street and Florida Avenue and Perkins and Second streets.
According to city manager Kathy Dillon, Main Street is in the process of applying for one of eight $25,000 grants which, if obtained, will allow business owners to match grant funds in order to update or repair the facades of their buildings.
The City of Union City is only supporting the grant application and will have no financial obligation connected to the grant.
Ron Goad with Northwest Tennessee Development District is assisting with the grant application.
After the meeting was opened in prayer by city attorney Jim Glasgow Jr., the council:
• Approved an ordinance which restricts smoking in certain areas of Graham Park. The areas will be posted.
• Agreed to lease a Toro Reelmaster 5510 for three years from Jerry Pate for $12,348.97 per year. It will include five 11-blade cutting units, five powered roller brushes, one post Rops kit, one cool top fan and a canopy. The only other bid received for the three-year lease was from WescoTurf at $15,174.10. Also requested were four-year lease bids. Those came in at $10,180.25 per year from Jerry Pate and $12,495.05 from WescoTurf. 
Donna Ryder can be contacted by email at dryder@ucmessenger.com.

Published in The Messenger 4.17.13

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