Photo by Tucker Henderson
The New York Mills EDA received an update on the new 60-unit apartment building that is being constructed at the South Point development.

By Tucker Henderson


During its regularly scheduled meeting last week, the New York Mills Economic Development Authority discussed a variety of topics pertaining to the City.

The revolving loan balance for the EDA sits at $144,832.76 and all but one loan is current. A closed session of the EDA started at 8:33 a.m. and ended at 8:40 to discuss the loan that has gone unpaid for six months.

The joint Civic & Commerce and EDA internship has started and was awarded to Lauren Snyder, a recent Concordia College graduate. She will be working to promote the City of NY Mills through social media and videography. Ideas for summer projects in that realm include Country View promotion, introduction to South Point, awareness for the multiple walking trails, talking trail, and dog park in town, as well as a testimonial idea for Lund Mania this summer.

Amy Sobieski, secretary, was one of the members to interview Snyder and her reaction to her placement was very positive.

“I like that she brings a metro perspective to small town New York Mills,” said Sobieski.

South Point has also been a topic of discussion lately, as work crews and heavy machinery have been working on the addition for some time now. City clerk Julie Roberts noted that the infrastructure has been completed and the roadwork is now underway. She also said that the city has been in contact with Gohmann and they will know by the end of June when the construction of the anticipated 60-unit apartment building will begin.

In other news

• Roberts said that an offer for two lots in Country View has been submitted to the City and is currently pending.

• Latham Hetland, treasurer, stated that NYM Forward was approaching people for the Welcoming Communities grant design team. They have until September to assemble to team before the next steps begin.

• Roberts said that someone had reached out to her regarding rental space for childcare. Marsha Maki, vice president, suggested the possibility of utilizing space in Mills Manor. The space would be within walking distance of Hidden Trails Park and would make a positive growth partnership between the elders at Mills Manor and the youth in the childcare area.

• Hetland also mentioned that the Miller Street Block Party was planned for last Friday, the Farmers and Merchants State Bank remodel was completed, and the Highway 10 Corridor grant expires soon.

• Roberts also informed the board that they were not selected for the aging communities grant that they had applied for.

• The next meeting of the NY Mills EDA is scheduled for Wednesday, July 19 in the City Hall chambers at 8:30 a.m.