By Tucker Henderson


The New York Mills EDA met at their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday morning where they discussed a number of city updates.

Chairman Jason Schik confirmed that all outstanding loans are up to date. One new house is currently being built in the Country View addition. The city closed on a building at 110 South Main the following Monday. Possible future business opportunities for this property will be discussed at a later meeting.

Discussion ensued about a tax abatement for the potential 4-6 acre Southpoint parcel that was approved by the city council. The school board and Otter Tail County must approve the abatement before it can proceed. This parcel, if greenlighted, would be the new home for a 60 unit apartment complex.

Latham Hetland and Betsy Roder reported a NYM 2025 update: while they are still awaiting word on an USDA Rise grant, a new provider for MAHUBE-OTWA will be opening their doors on Aug. 1 for Headstart childcare.

The City of NY Mills signed a letter of intent for the annexation of Newtonville and the city attorney will be sending out these letters to residents within the week. This letter gives a 90 day notice period before annexation proceeds. 

In other news

• Heard that open houses for local businesses have gone very well in the past month.

• Heard from Betsy Roder who reported that 68 total tax rebate applications had been approved by the county this year.