Authority approves partial funding for design contract

Authority approves partial funding for design contract

The Patrick County Economic Development Authority (EDA) approved $85,000 for the Business Development Center’s (BDC) design contract at its July 27 meeting. The request was made after the Stuart Town Council rejected a request to fund the full cost of the $358,000 contract. Since the council meeting, Sean Adkins, the county’s director of economic development, said he’s talked with the design firm to request a lower bid amount.  “We got them to come down to $311,000, so we’re going to get hopefully the remainder of the $311,000 from” other grants, he said. Adkins said he’s talked with the Appalachian Regional...

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