DNR invites Communities/Counties to submit applications to request use of the trailer. There is no cost to the applicant, but a security deposit is required that will be refunded after the completion of the display within your community. Please contact Amy Klopfenstein at 515-281-0649 to obtain an application. The next application date is March 3, 2003 for the April to September 2003 time period.
MIDAS does not assist with may RISE applications, but the program is highly effective and quite fundable when requested. The success rate is near 100%. The primary applicant requirement is a new or expanding industry to qualify for road improvements needed to assist in the industrial acquisition/location.
* Contracts for grant applications and other projects not falling into the above categories will be negotiated based on the anticipated time commitment and MIDAS' applicable hourly rate.
The above fees are based on the current rate of $45/hour.
The Latest Humph: The Mandarin in Ames is one of the finest Chinese Restaurant in the Midwest, and one that the Hoesel family has traditionally visited after attending the annual All-State Concert 11 of the last 12 years. Our Eighth Grader, Aliese, announced that it was her most favorite Chinese Restaurant and it was a shame that we could not go there more often. The fatherly response I gave her - “This is a special reward for all the hard work and dedication it takes to become an all state choral student - work hard and maybe we will be back again next year.” The response of a teenager as she went around the doorway in indignation - Humph - Parents. I could only think - will either she or I be around next November to visit the Mandarin! ! ! ! I am too old to live with another teenager.
Farnhamville - Prepared CDBG Housing fund full application.
Lohrville - Prepared CDBG Infrastructure Full Application.
Manson - Ongoing administrative assistance to administer a CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Program.
Pomeroy - Ongoing assistance to administer a CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Program. Discussed with City Officials MIDAS assistance to prepare a Comprehensive Plan and revised Zoning Ordinance.
Rockwell City - Ongoing assistance to administer a CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Program.
County - Ongoing assistance to prepare a Hazard Mitigation Plan. Discussed Wind Farm funding with a developer contact.
Stanhope - Ongoing assistance to administer a CDBG program for sanitary sewer improvements. Discussed with City Clerk possible applications and grant/loan sources for a new community center/library complex.
Webster City - Ongoing assistance to administer a CDBG program for construction of a community day care center.
County - Discussed confinement issues with Zoning Administrator.
Dakota City - Received amendments to urban area maps for IDOT.
Humboldt - Received amendments to urban area maps for IDOT.
Rutland - Met with City Council to discuss CDBG application for water improvements.
County - Ongoing assistance with preparing a Hazard Mitigation Plan. Met with planning committee to prepare a Smart Growth Plan. Provided model Nuisance Abatement Plan and Ordinance to Zoning Administrator.
Fonda - Prepared for the City a full CDBG Infrastructure Application.
Havelock - Ongoing assistance to administer a CDBG program.
Palmer - Ongoing assistance to administer a CBDG program to construct a sanitary sewage collection and treatment facility.
Pocahontas - Ongoing assistance with preparing a Hazard Mitigation Plan. Prepared CDBG Water/Sewer fund full application.
County - Ongoing assistance with preparing a Hazard Mitigation Plan. Ongoing assistance to administer a CDBG program. Attended monthly city/county think tank meeting.
Dayton - Ongoing assistance with a CDBG program for sanitary sewer improvements. Prepared for City a CDBG Infrastructure application. Prepared for City a CDBG Housing Fund Application. Discussed zoning with City Council.
Fort Dodge - Attended monthly city/county think tank meeting. Gave presentation on statistics to Community Action Network.
Gowrie - Prepared CDBG Infrastructure Full Application.
Harcourt - Discussed details with a local developer about using the MIDAS housing revolving loan fund.
Moorland - Prepared CDBG Water/Sewer full application.
County -Ongoing assistance with preparing a Hazard Mitigation Plan. Discussed Wind Farm funding with a developer contact.
Clarion - Ongoing assistance with preparing a Hazard Mitigation Plan. Prepare for City CDBG Housing Application.
Eagle Grove - Ongoing assistance to administer a CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Program.
Rowan - Prepared for the City a full CDBG Community Facilities Application.
Alaska Rural Development Council and the US Department of Forestry were co-sponsors on this publication and its implementation in several rural Alaska communities. The manuals are now available at $7.00 a copy and can be ordered from Ron York, Mgr. Distribution, Cooperative Extension Service, P.O. Box 756180, Fairbanks, AK 99775 Email: email@example.com
MIDAS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
For those desiring to attend this meeting, but require special accommodations please contact 515-576-7183 Extension 212.
1. Chairperson Watne called the meeting to order at 6:33 P.M. A quorum was present.
Executive Committee Present Staff/Visitors:
LeeAnn Waltzing - Wright County Cities Steve Hoesel
Stan Watne - Wright County Shirley Helgevold
Dennis Bowman Wright Co. Alt. Cliff Weldon
Vicky Boyington - Wright County ED Sharon Porter
Vince Triggs - Pocahontas County ED Skip Elliott
Jack DeWolf - Pocahontas County
Catherine Bergman - Hamilton County ED
Jim Howard - Humboldt County ED
Harlan Hansen - Humboldt County
Darrell Rusher -Humboldt County Cities
Merle Chamberlain - Calhoun County Cities
Larry Hood - Calhoun County
V.H. "Buck" Boekelman - Webster County Cities
Floyd Magnusson - Webster County
Skip Martin - Webster County ED
Wilbur Ekstrand - Pocahontas County Cities
David Young - Hamilton County
Bob Hudson - Hamilton County Cities
Gerald Thomas - Calhoun County ED
2. Motion by Bowman second by Boyington to approve the agenda. Ayes All - Motion Carried.
3. Motion by Hood, second by Triggs to approve the minutes of the September 18th meeting. Ayes All - Motion Carried.
4. Helgevold reported from the Planning Committee:
¨ Motion by Hansen, second by Howard to authorize amending a technical assistance contract with the City of Pomeroy to shift funds (no new money) from administration to project funds to permit inspection costs for an additional house to be rehabilitated. Ayes All - Motion Carried.
¨ Motion by Triggs, second by Waltzing to establish a policy clarification that will eliminate rebates of grant writing fees in instances where the applicant requests staff assistance less than four weeks prior to the grant deadline. Currently grant writing fees are rebated to unsuccessful applicants applying for a group of larger grant programs of IDED, DNR, and IFA. Ayes All - Motion Carried.
¨ Motion by Boyington, second by DeWolf to authorize the following Resolution: Ayes All - Motion Carried.
WHEREAS, the Northern Great Plains Regional Authority was established in the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act; and
WHEREAS, the purpose of the Authority is to assist areas experiencing high rates of poverty, unemployment, and Outmigration in the States of Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota; and
WHEREAS, the structure would appear to support the utilization of existing planning districts as was done in the Appalachian and Delta Regional Authorities; and
WHEREAS, the Authority's authorizing legislation states that local development districts shall operate as the lead organization for the purposes of providing multi-jurisdictional planning, technical assistance, and leadership and civic development assistance; and
WHEREAS, the terminology used to describe a local development district includes a typical planning district's governing board make-up of at least 50% local government representation (which the Iowa Councils of Governments have by legislation); and
WHEREAS, the planning and development districts are established regional organizations with extensive experience in providing multi-jurisdictional planning, technical assistance, and leadership and civic development assistance to local governmental entities.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT The MIDAS Council of Governments Executive Committee supports the formation of the Northern Great Plains Regional Authority; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT The MIDAS Council of Governments Executive Committee supports the recognition of the State of Iowa's Councils of Governments to serve as the local development districts responsible for operating as the lead organizations for the Northern Great Plains Regional Authority.
5. Weldon presented the Transit Committee report.
¨ Weldon introduced Sharon Porter, who is being trained to replace Mary Ann Johnson who will be retiring in December.
¨ Weldon announced that a 20th birthday celebration will be held for DART on November 4th and all Executive Committee members are invited to help serve food at the central transfer point at 9th and Central in Fort Dodge.
¨ Motion by Hood, second by Hansen to authorize a service contract between DART and RTA. Ayes All - Motion Carried.
¨ Motion by Boyington, second by Waltzing to authorize a service contract between RTA and Wright County to. Ayes All - Motion Carried.
¨ Motion by DeWolf, second by Bowman to authorize a vehicle lease agreement between RTA and Wright County to. Ayes All - Motion Carried.
6. Hoesel presented the report of the Administration and Budget Committee:
¨ Motion by Howard, second by Boyington to accept and place on file for Audit the September financial report including Sections 01/02/03/04 checks 17673 to 18718, and Section 06 check 1064. Ayes All - Motion Carried.
¨ Motion by Chamberlain, second by Hood to write-off invoice numbers: 102180, 100952, 100988, 101379, 101463, 101832, 101894, and 102047. All are absorbed overruns on planning projects. Ayes All - Motion Carried.
7. The consensus was to cancel the November meeting.
8. Other items discussed were:
¨ HIPPA and uncertainty over the issues and solutions. ISAC is stepping-up with training, information, etc. Watne will still plan on organizing a six county meeting in late October.
¨ Progress toward forming the Mid Iowa Economic Development Corporation and its work program was outlined.
9. Motion by Triggs, second by Hood to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 P.M. Ayes all - Motion Carried.
Respectfully submitted for Secretary David Young by staff member Stephen F. Hoesel