Grant could help food stores, library
Hillsboro city administrator Matt Stiles hopes to garner a $50,000 Kansas Department of Commerce grant that would help food stores in Peabody, Goessel, Tampa and Hillsboro, and the Florence public library.
The Strategic Economic Expansion and Development grant requires 10% matching funds.
It is primarily meant to help food stores, but the City of Florence wants to use it to repair its library building.
Margo Yates with City of Marion told Stiles that Marion wanted to use it to create a mural at the library.
Stiles said last week he had heard nothing more from Yates on a mural and proceeded with filling out the paperwork without the mural included.
Yates said the city would wait for another opportunity.