Minus a director, but with new sharing opportunity, SL development group keeps key support of council.
Members of the Storm Lake City Council spoke in favor of a combined development corporation and chamber of commerce at yesterday's city council meeting.
The discussion began after executive board members for Storm Lake Area Development Corporation approached the council about continuing quarterly payments to fund the organization, despite the current absence of an assistant and director.
"I would recommend we continue to fund Storm Lake Area Development in the interim time," city administrator John Call told council members.
The payments from the city through a 28E agreement are primarily used to subsidize wages and salaries, Call said. Jim Gossett, former SLADC director, expressed concern about those payments while SLADC searches for a new director.
Call said both Gossett and the SLADC executive board had concern that funding provided to SLADC from the city would be discontinued without a director.
The council passed a resolution providing uninterrupted funding through the second quarter of this year, which are expected to offset consulting fees and costs associated with the search for a new SLADC director and assistant.
Mike Wilson, who serves on the SLADC executive board, spoke to the council about the search process.
Read the rest of this story in the 4/03 Pilot Tribune.