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City cant give building to Park Theatre Group
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McMinnville officials appear to be jumping through legal hoops for funding Park Theatre restoration. However, the law may have more to say about who operates the facility once complete.According to Tennessee state law, officials cannot lend the city’s credit to another, that being Park Theatre Group, for renovation. Nor, can the city use tax dollars for renovation and enter into a lease-to-buy agreement with the Park Theatre Group.Under Section 29, it states “The credit of no county, city or town shall be given or loaned to or in aid of any person, company, association or corporation, except upon an election to be first held by the qualified voters of such county, city or town, and the assent of three-fourths of the votes cast at said election.