At this morning’s MAGIC Fund Screening Committee meeting, committee members unanimously supported appropriating another $2.5 million in MAGIC Fund spending to help get Minot’s embattled downtown parking garages completed.
Speaking in support of the spending request were Pam Karpenko, President of the downtown business association, John MacMartin, President of the Minot Chamber of Commerce, and Mayor Barney. Speaking against the spending was Minot resident Charles Tuttle who urged the committee to make a recommendation to use our rights provided by the $10.5 million performance bond.
Upon hearing from those wishing to speak, Chairman Brent Mattson called on City Manager Lee Staab to offer his thoughts on the situation. Listen to Mr. Staab’s comments below.