The Bristol Downtown Development Corp, established almost two years ago, spent a little less than $33,000 of its $178,500 annual budget through mid-November.
Most of the spending was for the executive director, Dick Harrall, whose firm gets $85,000 annually for handling the position..
The BDDC has also spent $5,000 on legal fees, $4,000 on environmenal and engineering services and $3,000 on advertising and marketing.
All told, it has spent about half the $361,712 the city has allocated for it since its creation, leaving $178,200 to spend before it has to return to the Board of Finance for more money. Finance commissioners are eager to see a detailed plan for its spending.
The BDDC was set up to oversee the redevelopment of the city-owned, 17-acre former downtown mall site.*******
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