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Walking a time-consuming line
City still waiting for sidewalk grant
This section of Sparta Street is still without any signs of a sidewalk more than 16 months after receiving a grant from the state.
Where’s the Sparta Street sidewalk extension to the hospital?The city of McMinnville was awarded a $948,080 Multimodal Access Grant from TDOT more than 16 months ago in June 2015 for a sidewalk along Sparta Street. However, there are no signs of a sidewalk.According to city administrator Bill Brock, the grant is slowly spinning its wheels in state government.“On occasion, some of you have asked about where the sidewalk is and where’s the money the state has given us?" said Brock to officials at Tuesday night's city meeting. "What you have in front of you is a flow chart that somebody in the state worked on.