January 27, 2015
The Walsh County Commissioners have awarded $500 to $750 to each of 11 cities for community betterment projects. A total of $7,750 was awarded.
At their meeting Tuesday, January 20, 2015, Walsh County Commissioners voted unanimously to award funds to each of the cities that completed applications for the 2014 ½ Mill “Self Help” Program, which is administered by the Red River Regional Council.
All cities received $750 except Edinburg and Fairdale, which received $500, which was the amount requested in the applications. Cities and projects receiving funds are:
- Adams: Clean out ditches on south end of town and install culvert at Vesta and 4th Avenue.
- Edinburg: Purchase tables and chairs for community center.
- Fairdale: Maintenance and mowing of the city park.
- Fordville: Fencing and installation of a gate at city’s landfill.
- Forest River: Asphalt and paving areas of Main Street.
- Grafton: Business district beautification facilitated by Grafton Area Chamber of Commerce.
- Hoople: New banners and brackets.
- Lankin: Replace pump at city lift station.
- Minto: Purchase of leaf blower and debris vacuum sweeper.
- Park River: Replace Christmas decorations along city streets.
- Pisek: On-going street repairs.
The main objective is to promote development within communities of Walsh County. There are three program criteria:
- ½ Mill requests cannot exceed one-half of the total project cost, nor can the request exceed $1,500.
- The county funds must be matched 1:1. Funds will be released on a reimbursement basis with supporting documentation.
- A copy of a resolution or minutes of the meeting when the applicant authorized the project must be included with the application.
Pembina County has the same program and commissioners awarded funds to cities in their county earlier this month.
Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact Stacie Sevigny at 701-352-3550 or firstname.lastname@example.org.