Council and EDA convene meeting on use of Rochester Sales Tax dollars
May 14, 2013----Plainview residents made it clear that they value quality-of-life and Plainview's small-town atmosphere when they came to the May 14th public hearing on use of the Rochester Sales Tax dollars.
Plainview is one of 17 communities set to receive sales tax dollars approved in 2011 in the original legislation that moved through the Minnesota Legislature. Voters in Rochester then approved the half-cent local sales tax increase in a special referendum in 2012. Legislation has been introduced this session to both increase the number of towns receiving dollars and to rescind the $5 million distribution entirely. While the legislature plays politics, area towns are discussing the best way to use these dollars---if they come through---- for economic development capital projects.
The May 14th meeting was attended by over twenty Plainview residents who made it clear that downtown revitalization, historic preservation, completion of public works projects and renovation of public facilities are high priorities. Check back for further details.
Business Incubator offers affordable
leases and support services
to start-up businesses
and retail space is available in the Plainview Business
Center, which opened September 1, 2012. For more information,
call the EDA Director at (507) 421-6564. Up to 5,000 sq.
ft. in the 8,640 sq. ft. building is available to start-up
or expanding businesses that qualify as incubator clients.>