MONTPELIER — Mayor John Hollar is proposing a new process for some non-profits to request funding from the city.
In March, voters were presented with a budget that included nearly 30 so-called "outside agency" funding requests totalling nearly $400,000.
Hollar has submitted to the City Council a proposal designed to slim that list down considerably.
His idea is to create a Montpelier Community Fund administered by a citizen board. Non-profits, such as Circle and Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, would submit an application for funding that the board would approve or reject.
Not all outside agencies will go through this new process.
Kellogg-Hubbard Library would continue to be on the ballot.
And organizations such as Montpelier Alive, TW Wood Gallery and Arts Center, and the Capital City Band would presumably continue to be funded as part of the city budget.
The City Council is expected to discuss this proposal at Wednesday's meeting. Hollar would like to see this implemented before next year's Town Meeting Day.
Read Hollar's proposal here and the full story in tomorrow's Times Argus.