Seymour Main Street receives funding from redevelopment commission to help downtown

Seymour Main Street now has more money available to spend on projects to help improve, protect and grow the downtown.

On Monday, the Seymour Redevelopment Commission approved a request from Main Street President Tom Goecker for $125,000 in new funding.

Of that, $75,000 will support the group’s grant and loan program to fix up downtown buildings, and the other $50,000 will be used to hire a full-time Main Street director.

The money comes from tax increment financing, or TIF, district revenue. The commission has supported the loan and grant program since it began in 2011 to the tune of $150,000, but that money has since been used.

Read the full story in Friday’s Tribune and online at tribtown.com.

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January Rutherford is a reporter for The (Seymour) Tribune. She can be reached at jrutherford@tribtown.com or 812-523-7069.