|In October 2019, the TURA Board approved a grant in the amount of $8,125 to assist with the City's Lucia Wiley Art Exhibit and mural conservation treatments. Attached is the information from that meeting. A grant of $14,300 was awarded to the City by the Heritage Grant Program of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. In a review of the grant requirements, the City was told to get 2 other quotes for mural conservations treatments. This resulted in a quote from a conservation firm out of Portland coming to Tillamook and offering a much lower bid than the large firm out of San Francisco that did the initial treatments. In February 2020 the conservationists spent one day at City Hall doing the final mural treatments and charged $650 for their services.
With the cost for the mural treatments being thousands of dollars less than anticipated the City would like to be able to use the TURA grant for other renovations to the lobby such as cleaning and restoring the woodwork that has suffered over the years, cleaning and polishing the flooring, cleaning, painting and reinstallation of the metal radiators or any other renovations to get the lobby prepared for the Lucia Wiley Art Exhibit, which we are slowing working towards again, now that the lobby is open.
As you can see by the motion from October 2019, there were very little stipulations put on the funding, though the Board should clarify how the City should spend the lobby money that has been obligated by the Agency so there are no surprises.