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Defining a Community Facility

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Last year, the City of Minot was able to hand out more than 3 million dollars to community facility groups through the city's sales tax proceeds.

Tuesday afternoon, a citizens committee created by Mayor Curt Zimbelman is working to better define exactly what a community facility is. There's been issues in the past dealing with whether or not a specific group or organization is even eligible for a chunk of the sales tax proceeds. “We all know that there are a lot of quality of life needs in our community and we have a fund in place now to help see projects move forward. So we've been coined with coming up with defining what a community facility is, so that in the application process, and to set clear expectations not only for those looking for funds, but also those that are allocating the funds, ensuring that we do our do diligence and following the law and making sure the funds are going to the correct entities,” said Brekka Kramer, the Chair of the Citizens Committee.

The Citizens Committee plans to meet again within the next week to create a definitive definition for a community facility.


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