CANYON CITY - Depot Building Rehabilitation Fund committee met with Grant County Court Oct. 15 and presented a revised budget for the project of $85,109. The committee also requested County Court to have the architect provide final plans and cost estimates, which Commissioners Boyd Britton and Scott Myers approved on the contingency that the City of Prairie City uphold their commitment providing in-kind services listed in the budget. Judge Dennis Reynolds was absent, due to health reasons.

During the Prairie City City Council meeting the evening of Oct. 15, the city voted to support their prior commitment providing for the city's in-kind labor portion of the Americans with Disabilities Act construction requirements at the Depot building.

To date, the Depot Building Rehabilitation Fund has secured $68,000 through county funds, grants, donations from private individuals and fund-raising events, such as the recent Prairie City Downtown Stroll Mexican Dinner.

"This was an important move from County Court since grant-providers and funders needed final figures," said grantwriter Debbie Letosky. "The urgency of moving forward at this time was due to Meyer Memorial Foundation's Nov. 15 deadline that the group must meet in order to retain the grant funds."

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