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Interest in bike program taking off

Kids Just Want to Have Fun, a subcommittee of Project 1590, has proposed a bike share program. The program would add five bikes to the community that could be shared free of charge. This sounds like a great idea and a fun way to get more peope to use some of Fairmont’s many trails. We look forward to seeing this program take off.

Fairmont PD invites community to ‘Night Out’

The Fairmont Police Department’s annual “Night Out” is coming up on Aug. 2 at Gomsrud Park. This gives the community a chance to engage with officers in a casual setting. This night has proven to be successful year after year and this year shouldn’t be any different. Hopefully the community shows up and takes advantage of the fun event.

Grant to aid home rehab projects

The City of Fairmont has funding available through a Small Cities Development Grant. There is still money available for rehab projects for owner occupied homes in Fairmont. Judd Schultz, Housing Services Director for Minnesota Valley Action Council, said he’s surprised more homeowners haven’t taken advantage of the money, but while it’s a zero percent interest deferred loan with no monthly payment, the homeowner is asked to live in the home for 10 years. Maybe that has something to do with it. But it seems like a good program nonetheless.

Group talks accessibility concerns

Fairmont Citizens for Accessibility held a meeting this past week where residents and representatives of local or regional organizations promoting accessibility could talk about different issues and concerns. Prairie Lakes Public Transit’s operations manager was present and shared some information about the services they provide. Thank you to PLT for being there and helping meet the needs of people in the community.

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