By Melissa Freeman
In a meeting marked by long discussions and very little positive action, the Hearne 4A Sales Tax Board did manage to make two decisions other than “table” or “defer to 4B” on two matters. It did agree to add $100,000 to the $75,000 it had already pledged to build an Events Center next to the Hearne Depot. The pledged funds will be used as incentive to potential grantors, showing the city’s willingness to do its part. One government (US Department of Agriculture Rural Development) grant and one private grant, totaling $700,000, are possible, said Hearne Economic Development Director Kent Brunette. Other grants are remotely possible but less likely, he said.