After much debate, the Nicholasville City Commission decided to honor the Jessamine County Economic Development Authority's request for $50,000 in funding for the 2007 fiscal year. The money will come out of the city's general fund
which passed its first reading Tuesday.
It was never in question whether or not the city would fund the authority's request as members of the commission all agreed it is vital to support the economic board.
They did, however, question the board's results in light of the recent announcement that Perfection Components will leave Nicholasville for Danville sometime in 2007.
"I question what they do with the budget now," Commissioner Chris Moore said at Tuesday's special called meeting.
The economic board operates on a $100,000 budget, of which about 80 percent goes toward salaries of the economic development's staff.