Council to look at outside agency funding


BROOKINGS – The Brookings City Council will look at outside agency funding application and prioritization during its meeting Tuesday.

A budget study session starts at 5 p.m., with the regular meeting beginning at 6 p.m. in the Brookings City & County Government Center.

“The City Council requested a review of the United Way application for 2021 city social service agency funding requests,” according to a memo by City Manager Paul Briseno.

“Any direction provided by the City Council will assist in developing a better recommendation this fall. … The United Way desires the City Council’s prioritized social service areas.”

The Brookings City Council grants funds to Brookings social service agencies every year. In May, the City Council approved a new process for 2021. 

“The City Council will determine the available funds through the traditional budget process. This fall, United Way will accept social service agency applications. Agencies can apply for United Way and/or city funding from one application. The United Way committee will utilize the application, rubric and council priorities to provide a recommendation. The City Council will then provide final approval and allocations for 2021,” according to Briseno’s memo.

A United Way funding committee will make recommendation to the City Council, according to an attachment to the agenda, which is available on the city’s website. 

“The City Council requested a review of the City and United Way applications for variations. … Additionally, the United Way is requesting an understanding of the City Council’s prioritization of community needs. This will assist in determining if a new rubric is needed, but more importantly, guide the recommendation to the City Council from the committee,” according to the attachment.

 

Other topics

The council will also consider alcohol licenses for BVG Backyard Grill and MG Oil Company, and consider a video lottery request for MG Oil Company.

First readings include rezoning lots in Skinners Third Addition, an ordinance for a conditional use permit to establish a concrete plant in the Telkamp Industrial Addition, and an ordinance to amend zoning in Section 94-399.1-Bufferyards.

Contact Jodelle Greiner at [email protected]

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