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Published: August 31, 2019


THE ELKTON BOARD OF MAYOR AND ALDERMAN MET IN REGULAR SESSION THIS WEEK.  AMONG THE ITEMS DISCUSSED INCLUDED THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CITY PARK AND GRANT FUNDS. LEADERS VOTED TO NOT ACCEPT ANY STATE MONEY FOR THE PROJECT. MAYOR JIMMY DEAN CALDWELL OPPOSED SIGNING ANY CONTRACT WITH THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION, WHICH HAD AGREED TO GIVE THE CITY AN APPROXIMATE $15,000 GRANT, IF THE CITY WOULD MATCH IT 100 PERCENT. CALDWELL QUESTIONED WHETHER THE CITY COULD AFFORD TO BORROW OR OBTAIN THE $15,000 TO MATCH THE GRANT AND ADVISED HE DID NOT WANT TO SIGN DOCUMENTS WHICH WOULD OBLIGATE THE CITY TO FOLLOW STATE REQUIREMENTS.  THE MOTION TO MOVE FORWARD WITH WORKING ON THE PARK WHEN THE CITY IS ABLE AND TO DO AWAY WITH THE GRANT WAS APPROVED.