City council gives Witter Gallery $3,000 for flooring

The Storm Lake City Council amended its budget to restore last year’s funding level to the Witter Gallery so it can apply for a $3,000 grant to replace its floor.

During budget negotiations in March, the gallery received a 28% cut from $11,000 in FY 16 to $8,000 in FY17 due to declining revenues in the general fund. The council reversed course during its August strategic planning session; Councilman Bruce Carlson said he was working with gallery staff and proposed to restore its funding levels to maintain its competitiveness for grant funding.

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