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Irmo Non-profit releases where $250k of taxpayer money went after town council clashes

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Published: Jan. 31, 2022 at 5:14 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 31, 2022 at 6:32 PM EST
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IRMO, S.C. (WIS) - After tense town council meetings, a non-disclosure agreement and a series of WIS records requests, a non-profit has released what it’s done with $250,000 of Irmo taxpayer money.

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The disclosure brings an end to a months-long debate between elected leaders over whether the Irmo Future Growth Corporation (IFGC) should release how it spent taxpayer funds to help struggling town businesses.

WIS submitted a total of eight Freedom of Information requests over two months to the Town of Irmo and the IFGC to get answers.

Records obtained by WIS show the IFGC has directed $213,200 in grants to town businesses. It also spent $22.99 on minor overhead charges (buying checks and paper bank statements).

The remaining $36,777.01 has not been used.

The Irmo Town Council had a series of tense clashes over the disclosure.

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