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City officials apply for grant to improve Civic Center
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McMinnville officials are applying for a grant from the state to make improvements at the Civic Center.The grant, a 50-50 grant through the Clean Tennessee Energy Program, could be used to improve lighting and possibly exterior doors.The city Parks and Recreation Committee met Tuesday to consider applying for the grant. Members Aldermen Ben Newman, chair, Steve Harvey and Jimmy Bonner were presented the information by Water Department director Anthony Pelham.“In short, the deadline is Jan. 29 if we want to apply,” said Pelham. “We are looking at replacing the main high bay interior lights above the basketball court and around the perimeter balcony.