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City approves 10 year lease with Midwest Food Resources

City agrees to longer lease with Midwest Food Resources for lots for a new community garden, storage garage and possible well.
Representatives from Midwest Food Resources spoke to council Monday night at Don Ross Centre.

NORTH BATTLEFORD - City council in North Battleford has approved a new 10 year lease agreement with Midwest Food Resources for three lots in the city. 

The lots are at 1256 Gagne Ave., 1262 Gagne Ave., and 1266 Gagne Ave. and would continue to be used for their community garden, and also for construction of a garage and a potential water well at the location if all required approvals and inspections are obtained.

At their regular council meeting on Monday, council heard from executive director Vesna Fa and board VP Yvette Miedema from Midwest Food Resources, who made their pitch to extend their lease at the location to ten years instead of the usual five. 

In particular, it was noted at the meeting the growth of the organizations Fresh Food Box program that in three years has grown from 1600 to around 7,000. It was explained the longer lease term would help the organization in applying for grants. 

In general council spoke in favor of the work the organization did in the community and voted in favor of the lease agreement unanimously.