Council holds grant hearing
Fri, 03/17/2017 - 6:00am Clayprogress1
The Hayesville Town Council’s busy Monday evening included a public hearing for a building rehab grant for two downtown structures and a spirited discussion about what should and should not be allowed on the downtown courthouse square.
The hearing on the Community Development Block Grant drew 15 participants. The town has applied for a $500,000 grant from the N.C. Department of Commerce to rehabilitate the old butcher shop and a two-story former auto parts store that has stood vacant for almost a decade.
A final application is still in preparation but the pre-application for the descriptively called “blight and blemish grant” includes $200,000 for the former butcher shop and $300,000 for the two-story brick building.
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By Lorraine Bennett / Staff Writer