The City of Hamilton is being urged to examine all options to keep the Farmers’ Market going, including turning to the private and not for profit sectors.
A confidential staff report, obtained by the Hamilton Spectator, recommends council put out a request for proposals in the new year.
But that may not be soon enough for the stall holders to see change.
In the column by Andrew Dreschel, the president of the stall holders association says council can’t wait for nine months to hear back on what changes might be made.
Shane Coleman says the city has to act fast to make changes, including free validated parking and reviewing rental rates.
They are two of a litany of complaints lodged with the city since the 6-million dollar renovation of the market in 2012.
The stall holders are set to speak to a standing committee about their concerns on December 4 with the report to be presented to the Market Subcommittee on December 12.