Mayor seeks input on multi-purpose center

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 9, 2003

WOODVILLE &045; On Tuesday, Woodville Mayor Gary D’Aquila asked aldermen to begin seeking input from their constituents on the location and design of a new multi-purpose building for the town.

Woodville was recently awarded a $131,750 grant from the Delta Regional Authority to help build the center.

Depending on the ultimate cost of the structure, D’Aquila said, the town will have to raise any additional funding before the grant money will become available to spend.

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&uot;Let’s get this ball rolling.

We’ve already threw one ball out … and that was a pretty good start,&uot; said D’Aquila, urging board members to press for more financial help from state officials at the upcoming municipal convention.

Tentative ideas for the building include space for the police department, municipal court, a small jail and a public meeting room.

In other action, the board heard a proposal from Phillip Cutrer of Concordia Bank & Trust Co. to repair and resurface city streets between the bank and Town Hall.

Cutrer estimated the cost of the project at $12,310, which he said could possibly be split among as many as four entities who have interests in the roadway.

Those include the town, the bank, the Wilkinson County School District and a local accountant.

The board agreed to finance a share of the repair costs, contingent upon the support of the other entities involved.