The Jamestown/ Stutsman Development Corp. Board of Directors welcomed new members Lorrie Pavlicek, Brent Harris and Kelly Rachel at its recent meeting. Todd Hudspeth was nominated for the executive committee. Gary Riffe is the new JSDC chairman, secretary is Chris Rathjen and vice president is Bob Toso.
Organizers of Endless Harvest, the controlled-environment agriculture lettuce project planned for Jamestown, are looking for $2 million in loans from local development agencies to get the project off the ground.
The Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. Board voted unanimously Monday to recommend continued membership in South Central Dakota Regional Council for 2013. The recommendation will be acted on by the Jamestown City Council and Stutsman County Commission in future meetings.
Jamestown may have another option for frozen treats this fall.
The Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. gave approval for a Flex Pace interest buy down for a proposed Cherry Berry in the current Sara Lee Bakery Building at 2502 Sixth Ave. SW.
The empty westbound coal trains passing through Jamestown may someday bring iron ore to Stutsman County.
The Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. decided to fund a share of a feasibility study for a plant to smelt the ore into pellets during its regular meeting Monday. The plant would be co-located with Great River Energy’s Spiritwood Station coal-fired generating plant at Spiritwood.
A working model of the greenhouse planned for Jamestown will be constructed in Grasston, Minn., as part of efforts to gain financial backers for the project. The Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. approved $65,000 in funding for the demonstration project during its regular meeting Monday.
The Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. Board of Directors voted 11-3 to recommend continuing funding of $75,000 to the Buffalo City Tourism Foundation, but tabled voting on the foundation’s operations funding.
A feasibility study for a greenhouse that would produce 4.5 million heads of lettuce per year was accepted by Jamestown/ Stutsman Development Corp. Monday. The study for the Controlled Environment Agricultural facility was funded by the North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission and the JSDC.
/Stutsman Development Corp. Board welcomed three new members during its regular meeting Monday.
Ramone Gumke replaces Ken Schulz as one of two Jamestown City Council representatives on the board. Mayor Katie Andersen also serves on the board.
I am writing in regard to the railroad loop the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. wants to help fund to bring in business to the community. It sounds like the JSDC has a lot of (taxpayer) money to throw around to various businesses.
The Jamestown City Council gave approval to the Spiritwood Energy Park Association rail loop project during its meeting Monday.
The issue was removed from the consent agenda by Charlie Kourajian, councilman. It passed unanimously with members Ken Schulz and Ramone Gumke absent because of work commitments.
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