Thursday, March 2, 2017

Hopkins CBC Elects New Officers

The Hopkins CBC elected new officers for the 2017 year. Elected were Lorrie Schatz (President), Brittney Stringer (Vice-President), Barb Miller (Treasurer), and Lynette Berg (Secretary).

Teresa Keller, Interim Executive Director of the State CBC, attended the meeting and talked to them about getting rid of run down buildings. She said that the three most common issues she heard from the 53 communities that are members are run down buildings, broadband, and the enforcement of ordinances. She said that several had used CDBG money to tear down structures, while some others took up collections and then tore down buildings whenever they could pay for one. She said there were other grants out there that could pay for fixing up houses that were still livable.

Lynette Berg reported that a new community bulletin board was going up in Hopkins near the community building and city hall.

The material for the ball diamond fence has been delivered. The CBC thanked Ron Houston for storing the materials until they could be used for the project. Don Crane reported that he was lining up work for the walking trail.

Sandi Lawson reported that t-shirts for the Barn Quilt Festival are coming. Persons interested in shirts or in displaying a 2x2 or 4x4 barn quilt should contact Lawson. There are now almost 100 barn quilts. Barn quilts are the property of the Hopkins CBC.

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