Commissioners Turn Down Arts Council Request
The Transylvania Community Arts Council didn't get any financial help on Monday from county commissioners.
On Aug. 28, the Arts Council had asked for ongoing county support of $25,000 a year. On Monday, commissioners Kelvin Phillips, Lynne Bullock and Jason Chappell said they could not support dipping into county reserve funds this early in the new fiscal year for a brand new request.
The Arts Council didn't request funds last spring when commissioners held a series of workshops on the 2008-2009 budget, which went into effect July 1.
Chappell said indications are that with a sluggish econo...