McKenna Associates is the company that the city hired to “help administer” the NSP Grant. The invoice from McKenna tell a different story it is more like they are running the NSP Grant. McKenna put in for $54,342.82 and council approved it.. The invoices are for services on the NSP Grant from September-December of 2010. Good thing they held off on putting in for that money until the city got some money back from the State. The city got its first significant amount of money 330,000.00 back from the state a few weeks back. The invoice from McKenna puts the city far over what the Grant allows to spend on administering this Grant. There are more invoices to come from McKenna, the city is only half way through this program. Half way through the Grant and over, that would suggest that what ever has to be paid out comes out of the general operating funds of the city. The city can not afford to pay for this. That is just for McKenna that does not include work done on the NSP Grant by Allen Brothers, or Wade Trim. This is what happens when you rely on a third-party administrator instead of the person you put in charge of the program. The grant was not designed to have a third-party doing all the work. That is why there is only 10% allowed of the Grant funds to be spent on administering the Grant in the First Place. Less money administering more money to rehab and buy homes. It all makes a difference the city can no longer afford these types of mistakes to happen. What if anything can the council do? Little or nothing, works been done invoices submitted they have no choice, but pay. They are the customer a job completed on behalf of the customer they have to pay.