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Debate over use of Adrian oil money

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ADRIAN, MI (Toledo News Now) -

Changes could be on the way for the City of Adrian's oil trust fund.

Some say the money should be put away and saved for future generations, while others say city leaders should have access to part of it now to help with budget shortfalls. Commissioners are asking the city attorney to study the legality of the fund and let them know what their options are in the future.

City leaders say the attorney's findings will then be shared with the public for their input.

"There's many different options on what to do with this money we've been blessed with," said Shane Horn, acting city administrator. "There's talk that we will have a public hearing on this issue to get more of the public's input in this decision, and obviously once we have a legal opinion, we'll know how to go forward from there."

If commissioners are eventually allowed access to the money, it could go to the general fund or support other initiatives like capital improvement or public safety.

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