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By James McAfee/The Knox County News-Courier—
MUNDAY— The Munday Economic Development Corporation B Board approved paying approximately $25,000 as its part of matching funds needed to apply for a $500,000 Downtown Revitalization grant from the Texas Department of Agriculture.
The EDC B Board, the city of Munday and the EDC A Board will each pay $25,000 in order to reach the total matching funds of $75,000 needed to apply for the grant.
City Manager David Trevino asked the EDC B board for the funds saying that the EDC A Board and the City of Munday would split the remaining $50,000 cost of the city’s share.
“We’ll be able to fix the drainage on different intersections with the funds,” Trevino explained.
The three entities will not have to pay the matching funds until the spring of 2022, he said.
After hearing Keep Munday Beautiful had rescinded its grant request of $13,000, board president Lyndle Reeves said the B board had $95,650.93 in its account. Keep Munday Beautiful officials said they would rethink the grant request.
The EDC B Board also approved plans for a contest to design new highway signs, designating Perry Kuehler to work with Knox County News-Courier editor James McAfee on an announcement. The idea had been discussed during a February meeting, but the pandemic delayed any actions.
Board Secretary Travis Floyd provided details, including sample photos, about the possibility of adding covers/sunshades for the downtown park, and board members requested he continue the search and get pricing information.
No action was taken on a grant request for the Munday City Pool. Rileigh Lowe said it was not ready at this time.
Anna Van Fleet, the wife of former First United Methodist pastor Benji who was transferred to Stanton, formally announced her resignation from the board. The board decided to wait on holding an election of officers until the city makes a recommendation to fill that vacancy.