As yet, no plan “B”,says Bagwell
Walhalla’s mayor pro-tem says it’s a disappointment to hear that his city’s grant application for Main Street is not being recommended for funding but, he says, it’s not a death knell for the streetscape project. Yet Tjay Bagwell concedes Walhalla has no plan “B” to tap outside funding for what it’ll take to resurface Main Street. Re-doing Main is considered a key component for streetscape. Bagwell says he received the bad news yesterday from a reporter for The Journal. The paper this morning quotes an official of the Appalachian Council of Governments as saying the request did not meet the state’s process and would not be sent to Washington for ARC approval. Bagwell vowed, “I want to look into all available options.” That could mean another kind of grant.