City Council Extends Deadline for Not For Profits

The Frankfort City Council on Monday night elected to extend its application deadline for Not For Profits to ask for funding.

The new deadline for Not For Profits to apply to the city for funding is Friday, November 29, at 4 p.m. This extended deadline will be for one year only.

The council also approved a pair of ordinances that will allow Back Step Brewery to take over the former Mack Machine building right across the street from the Frankfort Post Office and for Richey and Son to purchase the former Tech Building on State Road 28 so they can expand their business.

The council also saw a presentation by the Clinton Central Elementary School Robotics Team, who talked about how they would renovate the old Frankfort Railroad Roundhouse.

Some of the things the group suggested to put into the building would be walking paths, community garden, mini golf course, put in a skating rink where the old turntable is, a railroad museum, soccer field, a solar field, sledding hill and a dog park.

The council also approved on second and third readings an additional appropriation of $450,000 going to the Rainy Day Fund to help ease the burden of health insurance costs. By doing this, it means the police building project is being delayed basically because they don’t have a specific site in mind.