Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Open for Business (Part 1)

May 20, 2015

The City of Mantorville has some good news. The city has had two new businesses join our community, we created a revolving loan program and are in the process of setting up a tax abatement program. The Mantorville Economic Development Authority has already made a couple of business loans to help our businesses thrive. In addition to providing incentives to our existing businesses, the City of Mantorville has some R1 land that is actively being marketed and building permits from are up from the previous year.

In up coming articles I would like to highlight our two new businesses. I would like to welcome them to our community and once I confirm that they would like to be highlighted and get more details about their business I will include a summary.I will also include additional information about the Tax Abatement program and the requirements for applying for this tax relief. I encourage any existing or new business that is looking at expanding their business in Mantorville to speak with the EDA regarding a low interest revolving loan.

I have additional information available on my Mayors Blog located at and will occasionally conduct surveys on various topics the city is currently considering like ATV use within the city, city celebrations and business incentive offers. The city and the EDA is currently working with the University of Minnesota and a couple of other state organizations regarding plans for Riverside park and the use of the Rochester sales tax money. Keep and eye on my blog for new surveys and feel free to leave a comment once you visit my blog as well.

The City has been working with the City of Kasson on a combined waste water treatment plant. The city was hoping for a 2015 project start date. In order for the project to start, the City of Mantorville as well as The City of Kasson needs to be ready and both cities need to get the blessing on our plans from the Minnesota Pollution Control Administration. After a recent briefing we now understand that the new tentative plans are for a summer of 2016 ground breaking.

Next Monday is Memorial day, the day we take time to remember those that have served all of us so that we may have the freedoms, rights and lifestyle we have. During our extra day off it is important to keep our armed forces personnel in your thoughts and prayers. The city is decorated with our flags and many of my neighbors have the Kasson-Mantorville flags flying in their yards.

The City of Mantorville is now accepting applications for Park Board commissioners as well as EDA commissioners. Those individuals interested in serving their community on one of these sub-committees are encouraged to fill out an application at city hall. Feel free to contact me if you have questions about either one of these committees.

The weekend of the June 27th is Mantorville's annual “Stage Coach Days” (formerly “Old Tyme Days) and will take place downtown with several fun events planned throughout the weekend. If you have not attend this celebration in the past I encourage you to come down and explore some of the events and activities.

Yours in service,

Chuck Bradford, Mayor - City of Mantorville

I told them it would never fit....

For the What the heck photo of the week we have a winner!
Defiantly will post more info as I get it!