By Bobby Horn Jr.
LINDEN—An effort to move forward with the city’s Texas Main Street application stalled last week, when a disagreement over funding arose.
The City Council had scheduled a vote May 9 on a resolution, application and budget that would be submitted to the Texas Historical Commission.
Prior to the vote, Alderman Ruth Halleck stepped away from the council table and spoke as a citizen. She said that the city would benefit from participation in the Main Street program and encouraged citizen participation in the program.
According to Resolution 03-16, which was placed before council, the city would agree to “commit to a $50,000 annual budget including both salary and initial budget for a new Main Street Manager.” In presenting the resolution, City Administration Bob Swisher explained the need for the budget. “We need $50,000 to get in the game.” According