The City of Perham Committee of the Whole meeting took place on Wednesday, March 25.
The Industrial Park Project may have to look into a new way to navigate the project while the state of Minnesota is under Gov. Tim Walz’s “stay-at-home” order. Bidding for the project is open; the question at the moment is if contractors will still be able to work during the following two weeks of the order.
Similarly, bidding for the demolition of the old Perham High School could be affected by the stay-at-home order. The bidding has already gone from public to private, and the city is looking at what possibilities they could use to proceed with taking bids for the project, which is set to begin in July.
The Perham Economic Development Administration (EDA) board has approved three months of relief for existing EDA loans, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The EDA will be doing interest-only payments for this time period and will be picking up the interest payments for April.
KLN is taking up donations with a goal of $25,000, that the company will match, to help provide relief grants to local small businesses. The EDA will be adding to this fund, in the effort to keep local businesses from not returning after the state-mandated closes as part of the stay-at-home order.
The Perham Area Community Center (PACC) board has approved a floor plan for the PACC remodel project. The plans were set to be shown to the public at the April 6 meeting, which has been postponed until a later date.
Landmark Liquor will remain open through the stay-at-home order, under its winter hours. The store has also reported a recent rise in sales.
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