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Riverfront Park grant may be rejected
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The grant for Riverfront Park could be rejected. After waiting years for all the information, some city officials do not like what they see.A Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) grant for $86,995 was applied for in 2009 and received in 2010. The grant requires a 20 percent match by the city, bringing the total to $104,000.Parks and Recreation Committee chairman Mike Neal says the grant contains a lot of “baggage” the city was not aware of until now.“It sounds good, but there is a whole lot of baggage that comes along with this grant,” Neal said.According to city administrator David Rutherford, the city has been trying to obtain specifics about the grant since it was awarded, but only the amount of the match was given.“We never had any actual documentation on it,” said Rutherford.