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City approves funding for RiverQuarium

By Len Kiese - bio | email

January 27, 2009

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The city of Albany will again help the Flint Riverquarium stay afloat but with less money than the Riverquarium wanted.

Tuesday night, city commissioners voted to give $25,000 more to the downtown attraction. That was welcome news for Riverquarium CEO Scott Loehr. He says the funding allows them to continue growing their revenue as opposed to struggling day in and day out.

"We know these are difficult times. We have to live within our means as well. We've reduced some expenses and watching every penny like this commission does, like each household in this community does," said Loehr.

The city already gave the Riverquarium $250,000 for this fiscal year. Loehr recently asked for $50,000 more.

City leaders wanted to split that with the county but a county committee recommended not giving the Riverquarium more money.

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