County approves money for senior housing

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 4, 2002

The county board Tuesday decided to allocate $21,000 to the Housing Redevelopment Authority to fund a senior assisted-living housing project in Glenville.

The funds will be loaned to the Glenville Booster Club, which has been organizing the project. The money will be used for a market survey, designing, legal fees and other expenses.

The loan will function as seed money to get an authorization for a loan of up to $2.5 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The boosters are also pursuing other grant opportunities.

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The 18-unit facility is planned on the site, located on the east side of Glenville. The city donated the land. The boosters and city anticipate the facility to help provide affordable housing in the market by attracting senior residents to move in, and to become a vehicle of community development.

The board also:

– Awarded recognition certificates to the members of Albert Lea Lake Management Committee for their efforts to craft the lake-management plan. Awarded members were Harley Miller, Paul Moore, Ken Nelson, Ray Hangge, Don Sorenson, Bruce Haugsdal and Mike Kelly.

– Approved an application for an Association of Minnesota Counties award on behalf of the South Country Health Alliance.

– Discuss the possibility of hiring Sheriff Don Nolander as a consultant for the new criminal-justice center construction after his retirement next January.