A request by the FireEscape Coffeehouse for $10,000 worth of funding from the City of Chanute was approved by commissioners at their Monday night meeting.
From the total $2,500 will come from available funds from the city’s alcohol tax, while the other $7,500 would come from the general fund. This funding methodology was proposed by Commissioner Jim Chappell and passed by commissioners 2-1. Mayor Greg Woodyard and Commissioner Kevin Berthot were both absent from this meeting, leaving the commission with only three voting members.
Tim Egner cast the dissenting vote after presenting an alternative plan that would have given only $7,500 to the local coffeehouse that provides a safe place for local teens to hang out and participate in social activities. His plan wasn’t seconded and wasn’t put up for a vote.
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