Selma civic center committee awaits $225,000 grant notification

The Selma Civic Center Committee is still awaiting word on its $225,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant application.

The committee estimates it will cost $300,000 to transform the former American Legion building on North Webb Street into the proposed Civic Center.

For more about Selma’s new civic center project, pick up a copy of this week’s issue of  The Selma News.

The former American Legion post building, site of the proposed Selma Civic Center.

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  1. Jason on May 16, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    This is a quote from another news outlet reporting on this civic center. “Officials believe they can compete against other venues like The Clayton Center and The Farm near Micro.”

    Really? What market research have they done to back up this claim? What business plan has been presented to show how the town is going to run this? None. They are using hope and prayers as an excuse to go along with this huge waste of taxpayer money.

    Let’s not forget that the reason they need this grant is because the majority of citizens do not want to donate to this awful project. $35,000 of the currently $75,000 raised has come from taxpayer money.

    So Town of Selma, it’s time to get rid of this project and focus on things that will actually bring life into this town.

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