BCM museum grant application halted by Bristol, VA city leaders after no vote

IN BRISTOL VIRGINIA FAILED TO PASS A RESOLUTION THAT WOULD HELP THE BIRTHPLACE OF COUNTRY MUSIC MUSEUM EXPAND INTO A VACANT BUILDING NEXT DOOR VICE MAYOR ARCHIE HUBBARD MADE A MOTION TO PASS THE RESOLUTION FOR THE GRANT AT LAST NIGHTS MEETING.

BUT THERE WAS NO SECOND.

AND THEREFORE NO VOTE ON THE ISSUE NEWSCHANNEL 11S JORDAN MOORE SPOKE TO OFFICIALS WITH THE MUSEUM AND FOUND OUT TIME IS RUNNING OUT APPLY FOR THIS GRANT FROM THE STATE OF VIRGINIA SHE JOINS US LIVE NOW FROM OUR BRISTOL NEWSROOM JOSH SARA MARCH FIRST IS THE ABSOLUTE BOTTOM LINE DEADLINE FOR THE BIRTHPLACE OF COUNTRY MUSIC MUSEUM TO GET THIS APPLICATION INTO THE STATE MUSEUM DIRECTOR JESSICA TURNER TELLING ME THE GRANT WOULD BE FOR A TOTAL OF $600,000 THAT WOULD GO TOWARD CONSTRUCTION OF THIS VACANT BUILDING THAT SITS RIGHT NEXT TO THE CURRENT MUSEUM TURNER SAYS THEY WOULD USE THE 17,000 SQUARE FOOT BUILDING FOR OFFICES EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, AND CLASSROOM SPACE — AND WHEN THEY PRESENTED THE IDEA FOR THE GRANT TO THE CITY THEY MADE SURE TO TELL THEM THEY WEREN'T ASKING FOR BRISTOL TO FOOT THE BILL.

ALL THEY NEEDED WAS FOR THE CITY TO SUBMIT THE GRANT ON THEIR BEHALF "ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE REALIZED LAST NIGHT IS MAYBE THE CITY COUNCIL DIDN'T HAVE A FULL UNDERSTANDING OF THE GRANT PROGRAM THAT WE WERE APPLYING FOR OR THE FACT THAT WE ARE SHOVEL READY TO BEGIN THIS PROJECT WE WERE SURPRISED AND DISAPPOINTED TO HEAR THEY WOULD NOT PASS A RESOLUTION ON OUR BEHALF AND WE HOPE TO CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THEM " I DID SPEAK WITH VICE MAYOR ARCHIE HUBBARD TODAY AND COMING UP TONIGHT AT 6 HEAR YOU WILL HEAR HIS THOUGHTS ON WHY HE BELIEVES THE CITY COUNCIL DIDN'T MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS PROPOSAL FOR THE GRANT REPORTING LIVE FROM THE BRISTOL NEWSROOM JORDAN MOORE NEWSCHANNEL 11 IN YOUR CORNER.

JORDAN, THANK YOU.

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