The City of Echo received a grant for $20,000 to help cover the costs of replacement of the City Hall & Library HVAC system. The city has also received other grant funds this year that will combine with this grant to cover all the costs. Our system is nearly 25 years old and due to the building being on the National Register we cannot alter the outside apparence of the building which is what we would have to do if we went with a different sytle of HVAC system.
We are very grateful for the generosity and support of the Wildhorse Foundation to support local communities with a variety of needs. This is not the first time the Foundation has helped out Echo, it is my understanding that the city received a similiar grant in 2018 to cover the remodel costs of the Old VFW building. As the city facilities continue to age we will be continuing to find ways to fund projects around Echo and without the support of organizations like the Wildhorse Foundation and others we would not have the ability to stay up on prevenatative maintenance.