Council hashes over MDD with EDC
Tue, 2016-06-21 05:00 News Staff
By LYNETTE SOWELL
The Copperas Cove city council and the Copperas Cove Economic Development Corporation had a workshop on Friday afternoon which included some tense moments, but the outcome resulted in a move to work together for the best interests of Copperas Cove.
The meeting began with the EDC board chair Bradi Diaz as well as interim executive director Monica MacKay sharing about everything the EDC has brought to the city of Copperas Cove at “no cost” to the city. It spent $1.5 million on water and sewer infrastructure for the Five Hills Shopping Center, paid for the Old Copperas Cove Road project, helped fund part of the south bypass reliever route, and more recently has paid part of the west end monument sign to the city. It has also earmarked funds which will go toward all three phases of the upcoming Avenue D sidewalk project.
Councilman George Duncan clarified what the EDC meant by “no cost” to the city, to which Diaz said although those things came at no cost to the City of Copperas Cove itself, it was sales tax dollars which came from the city itself.