The Journal Gazette
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 10:00 pm

Science Central Legacy Fund request could return to council table

DAVE GONG | The Journal Gazette

Science Central's $500,000 Legacy Fund request could return to the table for a vote in the next week or two.

City Councilman Russ Jehl, R-2nd, on Tuesday requested a placeholder be put on the council agenda this week for a vote to reactivate the tabled motion. It has been nearly two months since the request was tabled.

Science Central's request, which would help fund a new planetarium exhibit, was tabled after council members raised questions about Electric Works, another project that will rely on a sizable chunk of existing Legacy Funds.

"I want to make sure they get a proper up or down and they aren't left in limbo any longer," Jehl said. 

However, Councilman Paul Ensley, R-1st, said if the proposal is called up for a vote next week, he won't be able to support it because that will be before a planned June 11 update from RTM Ventures, the firm developing Electric Works. 

"Certainly, you're more than welcome to bring it back and have a vote on it," Ensley said. "My concerns remain the same and if we could wait another week, I would be open to that."

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