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ECHO Advisory Committee says no to DeBary Hall
By Pat Andrews
posted May 14, 2013 - 11:11:14am
Members of the Volusia ECHO Advisory Committee turned down DeBary Hall’s request for a $355,275 emergency roof-repair grant when they met May 8, saying the grant fund is for creating facilities, not maintaining them.
Now, it will be up to the county staff to ask the County Council for the grant, without the backing of the advisory board, during the council’s 9 a.m. Thursday, June 6, meeting in the administration building at 123 W. Indiana Ave. in Downtown DeLand.
ECHO stands for environmental, cultural, historic and outdoor recreation. ECHO grants, funded by a special voter-approved tax, are supposed to be used for the development and enhancement of facilities in those categories.
DeBary Hall, built in 1871 by champagne magnate Frederick deBary, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The property is owned by the state and leased to the City of DeBary.
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