By GALEN HOLLEY
Discussion of a proposed Main St. Association again hit a snag Monday as members of the Grenada City Council expressed reservations about the composition of the association’s board.
Ward Four Councilman the Rev. Ernest Hargrove vehemently stated his dissatisfaction with the process he said had been presented to him for choosing board members.
“Some people have not acted in good faith,” said Hargrove.
According to Grenada Area Chamber of Commerce Director Glenn Smith, the basic blueprint of the Main Street Association, as followed by other cities throughout the state, calls for the voting board to be comprised of one person from industry, one from business, one from church, two from banking, a lawyer, two store owners and a realtor.
Non-voting members of the board would include a person from the Grenada Tourism Department, a city councilman and a county official.
A non-voting executive committee would work in coordination with the board, and would consist of Smith, EDD Executive Director Pablo Diaz and City Manager Charles “Jo Jo” Weathers.
The executive committee would take applications and select board members.
“With all due respect to the city manager, he doesn’t live downtown,” said Hargrove. “Pablo doesn’t live downtown, and, since we’re calling role, Mr. Smith doesn’t live downtown, either,” he said.
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