Council OKs funding for outside agencies

BLYTHEWOOD – During the FY2021-22 budget work session and discussions during Blythewood Town Council meetings, council identified specific outside agencies to receive funding. However, Town Administrator Carroll Williamson noted in a memo that council members approved the budget without a specific amount allocated to each agency. The total amount allocated for all the agencies was $37,500.

“[These agencies] are not necessarily affiliated with A-Tax or H-Tax awards,” Mayor Bryan Franklin said “but are grants we give to organizations that ask for them and that have a relationship with the town.”

Williamson said the purpose of the item being on the agenda Tuesday night is to allow a separate vote for each outside agency’s funding once the agencies have provided their organizational information and stated how they intend to use the funds. He said the agencies that are not on this agenda would be voted on later after they have provided the necessary information to town hall.

At Councilman Donald Brock’s suggestion, council took one vote to approve all the following outside requests:

  • Blythewood Chamber of Commerce – $5,000
  • Big Red Barn – $1,000
  • Blythewood Soccer Club – $1,000
  • Camp Discovery – $1,500
  • Bethel-Hanberry Athletic Alumni Association – $6,000

Councilman Larry Griffin recused himself from voting since he is president of the Bethel-Hanberry Athletic Association.

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