Thursday, November 22, 2012

Update on the Senior Center

As Gossips reported in October, the bids for constructing the senior center exceeded the $780,000 the City has to spend on the project by more than a half million dollars. At Tuesday night's Common Council meeting, the Council voted unanimously to reject all the bids. It's not clear what the next step will be, but grant consultant John "Duke" Duchessi advised that it would be unlikely that the City could get permission to repurpose the grant money received from the Community Development Block Grant. John Mason has the story in today's Register-Star: "Common council rejects bids for senior center addition." 

1 comment:

  1. Speaking as the City’s former Grants Commissioner (a position that as far as I know has gone unfilled for a long time), grants obtained by the City of Hudson historically often have been repurposed for other uses than original intent—and often inappropriately. It shouldn't be done in this case, but it would not be surprising if it were.