Council approves budget cut for Sherman Museum

SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) The Sherman Museum is now seeking help from the community, after the city announced funding cuts during tonight's city council meeting.

Sherman city council approved to fund the museum $50,000.00 dollars, instead of the $70,000.00 from last year.

It will be funded through the city's Hotel Motel Occupancy Tax revenues.

The contract states that the city will pay the museum four payments of $12,500, and will match up to $20,000 in funds that the museum outsources.

While the museum agreed with the city's proposal, Dickie Gerig with the Sherman Museum said that they have expenses that will be hard to cover.

"It's going to be a little difficult, but we're going to try and raise that $20,000," Genig said.

City Council member Josh Stevenson said that the new proposal will actually increase the Museum's operating budget next year.