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Warner Robins talks more money for Museum of Aviation
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Warner Robins City Council discussed whether or not they'll give money to the Museum of Aviation.

This comes one month after the museum announced they were facing financial problems.

Council members called the special meeting to discuss the center alone, although museum officials never asked for funds.

Mayor Randy Toms brought up the idea as a solution to the museums financial problems. Plus, he says the city benefits from the tourism the facility brings.

"It increases people staying in hotels and motels," said Toms.

Right now, the city gives the museum $315,000 a year from the hotel-motel tax. If the resolution passes, the museum will receive another $200,000 from that same fund.

"I simply want to know who else is contributing. Nobody's putting any money in but the city of Warner Robins and I'm just opposed to that," said Councilman Clifford Holmes.

He wants museum officials to garner money from other agencies as well. 

The money would be used in promotion and advertisement for the museum

"It's incumbent upon us to take the actions to make sure that we advertise the museum and let folks know again the crown jewel we have here in middle Georgia," said Chrissy Miner, President of the Museum of Aviation.

 


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