Spencer Lofton calls everything a Grant but some items are Donations predispositioned for a specific amount, unlike a grant for which one does not know the amount they will actually receive and on which the person/town receiving the grant must pay a percentage of the grant amount usually 25%.
In any event he received Batting Cages which Fed X has brought to the park and First Federal will require a photo op and a sign stipulating its donation for $2,000. Joe Griffin asked Councilman Lofton whether he had asked for permission from the council to secure the donation. Lofton stated no. Griffin sited the Sunshine Law and was told in the future to secure such permission from the council at open meetings.
Lofton also was concerned about Shonda Wert’s Food Bank because people were asking him about the Food Bank as well as whether we had a fire department. A man by the name of LeRoy said a building was available on Sunrise for Ms. Wert’s food bank and they spoke with David McKire. David McKire said he had no problem with Ms. Werts using the building but that Lofton had to ask former Mayor McKire. Lofton then spoke with Mayor McKire who was walking down the road and it was agreed to.
Karin for the blog