WARSAW — City Council approved final plans on a more sophisticated review process for non-profits seeking financial support from the city.
The new process includes an application form for agencies that must be submitted before the annual city budget sessions. The new policy also includes a scoring system that looks, in part, at how support from the city will benefit the community. An annual review is also part of the plan.
Council plans to implement the policy immediately ahead of this year’s budget sessions.
City Council Member Cindy Dobbins said they “will definitely review it” at the end of the year.
“We’re going to go with this and see how it gets along,” she said.
Council also approved annual tax abatement reviews for several companies. The process is required for all companies that are receiving tax abatement from cities and counties.
The companies approved included Banner Medical, Dalton Corp., Flexaust Company and Whimet Inc.
Council also heard a presentation from Kosciusko Community Hospital’s CEO, Jae Dale. He said the hospital made $8 million in investments in 2018 with the goal of investing $26 million by the end of 2021. In 2018, the hospital added 72 new jobs, including 10 physicians/medical staff; 12 nurses; 43 clinical and seven administrative.