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YBID makes requests to Yorkton Council

Council passed a motion to accept the annual report, to send the additional funding to future budget deliberations, and the request for a bylaw review to administration.
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After pointing to a range of projects the YBID has been involved in the last year, Executive Director Donna Brothwell put forward a series of requests to Yorkton Council. (File Photo)

YORKTON - The Yorkton Business Improvement gave its annual report to the regular meeting of Council Monday.

After pointing to a range of projects the YBID has been involved in the last year, Executive Director Donna Brothwell put forward a series of requests.

The first request was for additional funding.

YBID has functioned with the Levy and matching Grant at the same level since its inception, explained Brothwell.

“As our funding needs increase we find ourselves looking for more dollars to continue the projects such as June Days, Flower Pots, Clean Team and more,” detailed a report presented Monday.

“With that said we have discussed this with our Mayor and hope to see a liaison with some pull in our direction to get us the support we need when needed.”

At present YBID receives $113,850 from the city set levy, and $100,000 via a city grant, out of total revenues of $290,850.

Next, Brothwell said YBID would like to see a more defined path of communication with the city. She said at times requests of the city don’t get timely responses. She said they hope to see a liaison, with a single person with some ability to say yes and no to YBID requests.

YBID is in the planning stages for a new strategic plan, said Brothwell, adding the organization is governed by a bylaw established in 2012.

“We have not seen a review of this document since 2012 and request the City to do a thorough review with us at the table for 2024,” stated the report.

Council passed a motion to accept the annual report, to send the additional funding to future budget deliberations, and the request for a bylaw review to administration.