At Tuesday’s City Council meeting, the The Carbondale Convention and Tourisim Bureau was approved for $75,000 to help complete its website, file all necessary state and local reports, develop a welcome center, balance its budget and hire an interim director. “This project has been a longtime coming,” Mayor Joel Frtizler said. “It started two Mayors and two city managers ago.” An ordinance that allows video gambling machines in liscensed establishments was also passed by a 5-2 vote, and water and sewer fees were updated with a 6-0 vote to create a Tax Increment Financing district in Carbondale’s downtown area.
Nicole Hester Daily Egyptian
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