Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Caldwell's downtown remains a place that attracts very few residents, rents are too low to afford any improvements to properties and then there is all the blight and vacant buildings. This situation has reached a point where people vested in downtown have reached a significant level of dissatisfaction with Mayor Nancolas and want to know what his plans are for downtown Caldwell. (there are at least 4 plans in the file cabinets at city hall, costing taxpayers over $300,000.00)
Also, reported is TVCC is not making the ambitious numbers for enrollment and their ability to pay their rent that is about to increase is a problem. City officials are ruminating about taking city funds and redirecting the funds to TVCC. A sleight of hand transfer of funds is in the offing.
CEDC Director, Steve Fultz has been ordered to come up with a marketing plan to help boost enrollment numbers for Caldwell TVCC. Right now TVCC pays half rent but occupies all of the building. The marketing plan will no doubt take funds and time away from Mr. Fultz's normal duties.
The Friday meeting at the train depot is open to the public.
Posted by Paul Alldredge at 5:51 PM