Williston, ND (KEYZ) A critical part of our local economy is the availability of quality, affordable and safe day care. With the number of working families in the Williston basin at a high due to the oil and gas downturn, city officials want to make the regulation side of the equation of as easy as possible for day care providers. Mayor Howard Klug invites these providers to take advantage of financial incentives and help the city provides.
“We can help yo with licensing, help you with the fire inspections and we have some other funds that have been made available through that sales tax effort so that we make sure that people that want to go to work, have quality day for their kids,” says Mayor Klug.
The one percent sales tax the Mayor referred to, helps to fund the STAR fund which assists day care providers with up to $1,000 in annual assistance, including a maximum of $350 for licensing costs, $200 in matching funds for equipment upgrades, up to $250 for infant care and up to $200 based on the number of years the provider has been in business. Tune in to hear more with Monday Mornings, Coffee with Klug at 6:52 and 7:52 on 660 KEYZ News Radio.