AS THE end of the ballot draws closer, the BID steering group is on the hunt for a dynamic manager to take the reins of the scheme.
Voting for the St Austell Business Improvement District (BID) closes at 5pm on Thursday, January 31.
The result will be announced on the website following the count that evening.
If approved, the BID could generate between £75,000 and £150,000 a year for five years, by charging eligible businesses 1 or 2 per cent on top of business rates.
A steering group would decide how to spend the cash under two main themes: making St Austell attractive, accessible and safe, and secondly, events, marketing and cost savings.
Businesses that meet the minimum rateable value are being balloted this month.
If 51 per cent vote in favour, the BID will be adopted.
The role of BID manager will be part-time – 20-25 hours per week – and will be paid between about £16,000 and £20,000.
Monday, February 25, is the closing date for applications and the position depends on the BID being successful.