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Winthrop News Wednesday, May 7, 2003 Page 5 Economic D, been some time since In other news, the Winthrop last held a Community Economic Development Authority event. I am glad to has established a grant program to that we have one coming help businesses develop projects SOOn. that will better the business commu- of this type of event is nity and the community as a whole. a unified vision on how to The grant program can provide entire community for- assistance to many types of business sectors "working projects. The grant program will We will get to this through have $2,000 available. The maxi- open communication of mum award will be $1,000. This for the City. We may year, there will be a requirement for SOme common ground and at least a 50 percent match. Those may be some significant dif- projects that are not directly funded identifying these areas may receive other types of assis- step in finding solutionstance, including support in finding the community for the other sources of funds. All applications will be kept event, called Vision confidential. If a project receives an is open to all citizens of award, the person receiving the we especially encourage away may be required to sign a pub- new to town to come and licity release. thoughts. The event will Project Guidelines .place on the afternoon andThe maximum award amount 21 from will be $1,000. The award can pay to 7:00 at the New UIm for up to 50 percent of the project There will be 5 concur- costs, depending upon need. sessions on the topics Material and labor costs are both Government, Civic eligible for the grant. Any project and Organizations, Business activity which takes place before Development, Youth the award date will not be eligible There is a small fee of for funding. Projects that have to attend the event to received or will receive other local cost of the meal and roomgovernment assistance are ineligi- We will have to require an ble. to attend so we can plan for Application deadline is Friday, forms will be avail- May 23. Applications will be con- May utility billing and in sidered timely if they are completed ) News. and received at Winthrop City Hall County monthly nization clinic May 13 & 14 Windows That Are... Old Dratly Sticky Vorn Out ,Just Plain Ugly Replace them now! with ('ompla~t V~,ind~,~ Sy~lcrn,, . Do it Once! Do it Right! Do It The Thermal Lbze tlitr! B Itl I IK D E R S INC. VISIT OUR SHOWROOM 640 Adams SL S., Hutchinson (320) 587-5555 TOLL FREE 1 "800-247-2041 Cent, ID #'2488 County Public dents who need immunizations to 9artment will hold its enter post-secondary schools. Proof Y walk-in immunization of immunizations or a signed state- on Tuesday, May 13th, and ment by a parent objecting to any or May 14, 2003, at the all vaccinations is required for anty Health and Human school entry. 112 5th Street, Parents must accompany the 8:30-4:30 p.m for child or sign consent forms prior to all ages. No appointmentthe clinic. These consent .forms must accompany the child. Forms is a fee of $8.00 per can be picked up at the Health and Those families who Human Services Building, Mon-Fri. that pays for immu- A child can receive immuniza- should see their privatetions if he has a simple cold, ear infection, or a low-grade fever. are available for Bring an up to-date record of past ages 2-months through 6-immunizations. students entering 6th and 7th Questions can be directed to the still need the required Public Health office at (507) 237- or MMR, or older stu- 4035. ' Offered to Sibley County residents on gravel surfaced public roads. Cost is $55.00 per 100 feet of treatment for 2 application and n'tust be paid in advance. ' I)USTGUARD~ the material used, has been effectively used by the County in past. However, the County makes no guarantee as to the effectiveness of the material used or how long it will last. ' NOtice will be given of the approximate date both applications Will take place. Owners are asked to mark with stakes on the edge of the road the location of the measured feet requested. ' ApPlications must be received by May 16, 2003. Sign up in person at the Public Works office at Courthouse Annex, Second Floor at Gaylord or mail the boxed intbrmation. .. ....... Please mail in the following information: Telephone: .Section PrOPerty Address: City: Length Sprayed: Amount Paid: (Make check payable to Sibley County Treasurer) County Highway Department, EO. Box 82, Gaylord, MN 55334 Winthrop Police and Fire Departments wish to extend our gratitude to all area citizens, organizations and businesses Outstanding show of support we were given at the recent ele- you to the fourteen fire departments that provided their equipment and professional abilities to help bring the raging Under control so quickly and efficiently. Arlington, Gibbon, Green Isle, Henderson, New Auburn, Hutchinson, Stewart, Fairfax, Glencoe, Lafayette and New Ulm can Proud of the firefighters who serve us so well. You also to the businesses that sent trucks and men to help Y Water to the fire trucks. Geib Well, Bauerly Concrete, ~ne and Crop Production all carried numerous loads of needed water from neighboring towns. You to all of the area law enforcement departments for pro- traffic control, public security and safety and dispatch ser- us. Officers from Arlington, Gaylord, Gibbon, Winthrop, Sheriffs office and Minnesota State Patrol all provid- r Services throughout the day. Investigators from the State Fire Marshals office and the Bureau of Alcohol, and Drugs later came in to assist with the investigation. You to the Winthrop Ambulance Squad for standing by the night to assist with any potential injuries. you to the American Legion and VFW for opening their Provide shelter, rest and nourishment to the weary firefight- ice. by Dean Pederson by 5 p.m. on the deadline date. Awards will be announced after June 2. Non-funded applications will not be held on file. Acceptable Activities Types of activities which will be 2. The financial need of the applicant (0-10 points). 3. The potential and expected impact on the community (0-15 points). 4. The visibility of the project (0-10 points). given consideration will be, 5. The project increases enhancement of the business com- employment opportunities in the munity, increasing business visibili- ty, providing employment opportu- nities, job training, product or process research and development, increasing production or profitabili- ty, building maintenance and reha- bilitation, expanding the market of the business or providing a needed service to the community. Examples of acceptable projects include but are not limited to side- walk replacement, creating or researching a new product line, storefront improvements, building expansion, employee training, job community (0-10 points). 6. The project enhances the aes- thetics of the community (0-10 points). 7. The project provides a new service to the community (0-10 points). 8. The project uses new technol- ogy to enhance productivity or prof- itability (0-10 points). 9. The project shows creativity (0-10 points). 10. The project could be repeat- ed effectively in other situations (0- 10 points). creation, new signage, business 11. The project shows collabo- start-up and company web siteration and/or cooperation between development, groups (0-10 points). Selection Criteria 12. The project involves the use The Winthrop EDA Board will of volunteers (0-10 points). use the following criteria when 13. The project increases oppor- selecting projects for awards. All of the criteria will be considered together when selecting projects for awards. It is likely that not all proj- ects will score high in all criteria, the only way to know is to apply. 1. The project must have a direct connection and benefit to the community (0-25 points). tunities for youth (employment, recreational, cultural, etc.) 0-10 points). 14. Leveraging of other resources (0-10 points). Past winners and those receiv- ing other city assistance such as abatement or other assistance are not eligible. CHECK US OUT raRANI A ON THE WEB -~. A~ CUr~-, CU~V G~RL~ _.o Chres! ] Financial J __ Services 116 North Carver, Winthrop 507-647-6427 ce to I, )1 il II i I ~ I : I The first half payment of your Real Estate taxes is due on or before May 15, 2003. Your payment must be postmarked by this date to avoid penalty. You may now pay your property taxes with a cred- it card; either via internet access or phone call. There will be a nominal fee charged for this service. or 1-800-2PAY-TAX Jurisdiction Code - 3310 For more information on credit card payments, please contact the office of the County Treasurer at 507-237-4084. Mary Fisher Sibley County Treasurer 'r'"r READ THE LEGALS KEEP ON Top OF WHAT IS HAPPENING IN YOUR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT. IT'S YOUR RIGHT To KNOW' Thank you to Sibley County Emergency Management for provid- ing a trailer to serve as a command center. Thank you to the Winthrop Firemen' s Auxiliary for once again seeing to it that all were provided with food and drink. And all of the people and businesses that donated food and drink for hundreds of us. Thank you to all of the retired firemen and their wives for helping to patrol the streets, watching for falling embers, checking roof tops, helping to watch the smoldering fire over night and for offer- ing their advice and moral support. Thank you to the Winthrop City crew, Quade Electric and Reliant Energy for coming out in the middle of the night to monitor the water supply, keep the water tower pumps running to capacity, redi- recting electricity and closing the gas lines to the elevator. Thank you to United Farmers Cooperative for their technical sup- port, for mitigating some of the hazards so quickly and for the out- standing work cleaning up the rubble so efficiently. And finally, we thank the fine citizens of Winthrop for their patience and understanding throughout the fire emergency. It is gratifying to know that we have your support through trying times like this. Our apologies to those we have forgotten to thank, so many did so much that it is likely we missed someone. Winthrop Police Dopartment Winthrop Fire Department lie emerge Sibley County Public Health Department is continuing its involvement in emergency pre- paredness. Public Health recently partici- pated in an emergency prepared- ness table top exercise in Hutchinson. The scenario for the exercise was pandemic influen- za. Public Health Director Mavis Pautz informed commissioners that the federal government has put the Phase II of smallpox immunizations on hold because of cardiac symptoms. In other business, the com- missioners: Approved a policy and pro- cedure for Recorder Eldrene Ebert to collect unpaid accounts. Spaghetti Feed Benefit for Louie & Rosie Dummer Sunday, May 18 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Turner Hall Tickets: $5.00 6 & under free Tickets available at Carl's Corner, The Guten Tag Haus, The Sausage Shop & at the door. Approved purchasing a copy holding to pay a fine or restitu- machine for the Human Services tion. Department. Informed that County Learned that Court Administrator Karen Messner Administration revenues remain- will be taking an eight week ing in the county during the first maternity leave beginning quarter were $47,405.24. approximately June 1. Messner Additional fees to be collected by will work from home and come the department are $20 per pay- into the office for a few hours ment schedule, increase county each week. Carver County Court charge for non-sufficient fund Administration will provide checks from $30 to $50. Court assistance as needed. administration is also investigat- Appointed Aaron Jones as ing charging a fee for wage with- an assistant county attorney. ['= that time againl I4tgh ge.zhool Mttd Depazq:ment will px sent t.he annual Va iet on Prida Ms9 16th Mark 9our calendars -join them in {ood. fian and songl The program includes large group performances, small