REES Marquee_1The second public hearing on a grant application for the REES Theater project was held Monday evening during the Plymouth City Council meeting.

Shannon McLeod, the grant writer for the project was on-line for the meeting and told members the project is part of the Marshall County Crossroads Stellar Communities Initiative. The project is seeking Federally Funded money from a Community Development Block Grant.

While the total cost of phase four, the final phase, will complete the inside of the building at a cost of $1,645,000.   The OCRA grant application is for $1,139,500 and the local match of $505,500 is being provided by the REES project.

The grant funds will cover additional construction costs of demolition, doors and windows, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, light fixtures, electrical work, moisture protection and fire protection.  Additionally there are finishes of the ceiling, drywall and flooring along with restroom accessories.

There were no public comments during Monday’s meeting.

McLeod told the Common Council she will submit the application this week and she anticipates the grant award in 30 to 40 days.  If successful the project would go to bid in October with project award in November with construction to begin at the end of the year or early in 2021.

The Plymouth City Council unanimously approved the resolution that will be included with the grant application.