Walking trail takes shape in NY Mills

By Chad Koenen


Two longtime members of the New York Mills Economic Development Authority have stepped aside from their post.

During its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday morning, longtime members Dave Rud and Ken Hendrickx have stepped down from their position on the NY Mills EDA board. While the term for Hendrickx’s position ended, Rud also said he would be willing to step down if someone new was interested in being a part of the NY Mills EDA. Rud had been one of the founding members of the local economic development authority.

Bonnie Dykhoff and Betsy Roder both expressed an interest in being a part of the NY Mills EDA and were appointed. Roder was appointed to the remaining term of Rud’s position, while Dykhoff will take over the seat held by Hendrickx.

Members of the NY Mills EDA thanked both Rud and Hendrickx for their contributions to the NY Mills EDA over the years.

In other news

• Made the following annual appointments for the NY Mills EDA: Jason Schik as president, Marsha Maki as vice president, Amy Sobieski as secretary, Latham Hetland as treasurer and Betsy Roder as assistant treasurer.

• Heard an update about the NY Mills 2025 project. Among the topics was a potential downtown revitalization project and grants to assist new and existing businesses in the community.

• Heard the talking trail is live on the mobile app. The talking trail features stops in the community that provides a talking history of NY Mills along the route. 

• Received a housing update for NY Mills. Dykhoff said housing prices remain high and there are currently few houses available for purchase in NY Mills. The NY Mills EDA said it will continue to look at options to attract new homes to the community.