The Common Council for the City of Attica met for an executive session on February 18th, 2021. to discuss a City of Attica Small Business Grant.
Those present at the meeting were: Council Members: Mr. Larry Grant, Mrs. Kaylie Carnahan, Mrs. Patricia Hargan and Mr. Scott Voorhees. Also, present were: Mayor, Duane Roderick, Attorney Jud Barce and Clerk-Treasurer, Joanne Broadwater.
Mayor Roderick asked the Council for discussion regarding the OCRA COVID small business grant that Uncle Champs applied for but was denied. 24 business in total applied for the Federal pass-through grant but only 23 were approved by the committee established to review and approve applications. Uncle Champs did not receive the award because the committee did not feel this business met the criteria for eligibility.
Council Member and committee member Scott Voorhees spoke to Uncle Champ after the grant closed along with Mayor Roderick and determined the business should have been eligible for the OCRA COVID grant. The OCRA funds were exhausted so the City Council was asked to reopen the city’s small business relief grant window that originally closed July 1st, 2020, to allow Uncle Champs to apply for the city grant.
Attorney Barce explained to reopen the City of Attica’s small business grant, the Council would need to amend the original ordinance to reflect the change in application dates, as well as, to increase the maximum amount awarded to $5000.00.
Voorhees made a motion to extend the grant application date to 3-8-2021, and to increase the maximum grant amount awarded to $5000.00, Carnahan seconded, and the following council members voted in favor:
- Kalie Carnahan
- Larry Grant
- Patricia Hargan
- Scott Voorhees
- Valarie Maus was not present.
Being no further discussion, the meeting was adjourned.