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During a scheduled workshop meeting Tuesday, the Killeen City Council will, among other items, consider grant awards for organizations under the Killeen Arts Commission for Fiscal Year 2022.

The projected total amount of grant awards is expected to be $290,090.

A majority of the grant awards — $252,923 — is expected to come from federal American Rescue Plan Act funds that the city received.

The other $37,167 is expected to come from Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax revenue.

The grant award recommendations, as presented by the Arts Commission, are:

  • Armed Forces Natural Hair and Health: $72,618
  • Vive Les Arts Societe: $69,240
  • IMPAC Outreach: $50,434
  • Vive Les Arts Children’s Theatre: $35,520
  • Songhai Bamboo Roots Association: $28,928
  • Killeen Sister Cities, Osan, Korea, Committee: $21,375
  • The Crossroads to Texas Quilt Guild Inc.: $9,975
  • Killeen Arts Commission: $2,000

Also during the meeting, the council is expected to discuss amendments to Articles III and IV of the city’s charter. The Killeen Economic Development Corporation is also expected to provide an update to the council, which is expected to cover various topics, such as Z Modular, an Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC) Grant and the Texas A&M University-Central Texas research park summit.

The workshop meeting is slated to begin at 5 p.m. in the council chambers of Killeen City Hall, 101 N. College St.

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Alvin

October 4, 2021

'He's an old man that remembers what it used to be to be an 'American'

Copy: 'Killeen council to consider Arts Commission grant awards'

Copy: 'During a scheduled workshop meeting Tuesday, the Killeen City Council will, among other items, consider grant awards for organizations under the Killeen Arts Commission for Fiscal Year 2022.

The projected total amount of grant awards is expected to be $290,090.

A majority of the grant awards — $252,923 — is expected to come from federal American Rescue Plan Act funds that the city received.' End of copy.

What in the world is this country coming to, that we can expect to receive grant awards from such activities as these, but we cannot maintain our street and road network. We can accept grants such as these, 'Armed Forces Natural Hair and Health: $72,618', but we cannot maintain an acceptable level of rise in our Property tax. And what the devil is: 'IMPAC Outreach: $50,434'.

Copy: 'The grant award recommendations, as presented by the Arts Commission, are:

Armed Forces Natural Hair and Health: $72,618

Vive Les Arts Societe: $69,240

IMPAC Outreach: $50,434

Vive Les Arts Children’s Theatre: $35,520

Songhai Bamboo Roots Association: $28,928

Killeen Sister Cities, Osan, Korea, Committee: $21,375

The Crossroads to Texas Quilt Guild Inc.: $9,975

Killeen Arts Commission: $2,000' End of copy.

Yes, I say that when we reach a plateau such as this: 'Songhai Bamboo Roots Association: $28,928, and The Crossroads to Texas Quilt Guild Inc.: $9,975' to name but a few, this country is doomed for we can't even identify 90 percent of these society's, and we can't even identify what purpose they are supposed to be serving, then I say, we are a doomed society.

Copy: 'And what the devil is: 'federal American Rescue Plan Act'? Now I would be suspicious of anything that is associated with the Federal Government, so why are we going to accept anything from the Federal Government?

Yes I think we are a sinking society, sinking to oblivion for if we are going to start naming these grants and these society's by giving them names based on acronyms, then I say 'we are a doomed society'.

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