Christian Fiscal Court took a somewhat unusual step this morning in using the “revolving loan fund” to give a $33,000 grant to the Pennyroyal Regional Veterans Program Center.
The 50 bed home on Boles St. is scheduled to open next month to house homeless veterans, according to officials who were present at the meeting. The revolving loan fund has traditionally been a mechanism to lend money in exchange for job creation, but an exception was made for a cause all of the magistrates agreed was worthwhile.
District seven Magistrate David Collins was the only dissenting vote, but only because he believed the revolving loan fund was never intended for grant purposes.
Judge-Executive Steve Tribble explained why the county went along with giving the money to the shelter which will prepare veterans to be a productive member of society again.
Judge Tribble stressed his desire that more county and city governments will also be willing to make a contribution to the center.
Squire Rudolph Pettus abstained from voting on the matter. In other action, court approved several board appointments and learned there will only be one meeting in December on the 13th, barring something unforeseen.