Occupation, work experience: Since coming to Perham in 1954 I have worked at a number of places, including 32 years for the Perham Enterprise and after my retirement I worked two years for the Chamber of Commerce, a couple of years for the Perham...
Occupation, work experience: Since coming to Perham in 1954 I have worked at a number of places, including 32 years for the Perham Enterprise and after my retirement I worked two years for the Chamber of Commerce, a couple of years for the Perham Museum and for TG's Produce for the past two summers.
Brief Biography: I graduated from high school in 1952. I am president of the American Legion Auxiliary, am in the Perham Lions, was on one of the committees for the new Veterans Museum and am on the committee to find a new Senior Center. My husband Lester passed away a year ago. I have 5 children, several grandchildren.
In the area of economic development what, if at all, does the city need to do to promote growth?
We have a good city EDA Director that is always working to bring more businesses and jobs to Perham but it also takes people of the area to bring ideas to the city and to tell outside businesses about our area (schools, churches, lakes, the businesses that we already have and about our people).
Do you favor an expansion of the Perham Area Community Center? If yes, what are some of the financing options you would suggest?
If the senior center is not to be located at the PACC then another look would have to be taken as to an expansion. If they decide to go ahead with the expansion, with or without the senior center, there would be two ways that financing could take place that I can see. One way would be to go to the people at the voting poll and ask them if they would be willing to be taxed for the expansion. The other way would be again go to the people and businesses and get pledges and donations to pay for the expansion as we did with the original building of the PACC.
Please give us your thoughts on the future of the Perham Municipal Liquor Store. Do you have a preferred location?
The liquor store has outgrown its present location and I do believe we need a new one. At the time of this question I do not have a preferred location as we are looking at several, both in the Main Street area and towards the highway.
I do not have quite enough information on the actual footage we need for a new liquor store and other information but I feel the committee can make the best choice for the present needs and for future needs and present it to the Council.
What do you feel are the city's top priorities or objectives at this time?
We have many priorities at this time: the Senior Center, the liquor store, the waste management system, possible addition to the Quadrant, the steady growth of the city and new businesses.