Interesting editorial in the Aug 21 Jamestown Sun regarding Cherry Berry. If I may — why the late coming on board with your editorial?
Your comments — “The JSDC, City Council, and Stutsman County Commission should re-think the guidelines they have in place for the Flex Pace program. Limit local participation to businesses that pay a living wage.” Yes, I agree.
USDA Rural Development State Director Jasper Schneider announced Wednesday the selection of eight recipients to receive more than $470,000 in grants to support small business and to create job opportunities.
I would like our city leaders to look at a different method instead of taking sales tax revenue to fund infrastructure repairs.
Jamestown and Stutsman County need as much money to support economic development as possible. Taking money away from economic development will put Jamestown at a great disadvantage to draw businesses and people to town.
A state program that doles out grants to areas trying to cope with oil development is giving nearly half its money this year to fix township roads and bridges torn up from heavy truck traffic.
A bridge in Wayzetta Township in Mountrail County will be rebuilt using a $150,000 grant, the largest single project funded among some $3 million approved for local governments in oil-producing counties, said Jeff Engleson, director of the state Land Department’s Energy Development Impact Office.
By James MacPherson, The Associated Press
, July 21, 2008
The farther east and west we go, approaching the coasts, the fewer friends of coal we’d encounter, coal as a fuel for generating electricity.
Granted, people in the east and toward the west have a natural right to air of the best quality it can be so that they can pollute it themselves.
It’s been underscored with increasing frequency that North Dakota has the potential for being an energy supply powerhouse.
The Bismarck Tribune
, June 11, 2008
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