Aldermen award funds for renovation of railroad depot
by Associated Press
Published: January 25,2013
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NATCHEZ — The Natchez Board of Aldermen has approved allocating $125,000 out of the city’s capital improvements fund to match grant funds it hopes to receive from the state to renovate the former railroad depot.
The Natchez Democrat reports the vote of approval came at the request of community development director James Johnston.
Johnston said the $125,000 would be used as the city’s 20-percent match for $500,000 in Transportation Alternatives Program funds the city is applying for from the Mississippi Department of Transportation to renovate the depot on Broadway Street.
Johnston says the match amount is based on what Mayor Butch Brown said he believes the city can reasonably expect to receive from MDOT.
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