Linn County is working with the Albany and Lebanon chambers of commerce, which have been educating enterprise homeowners on what kinds of state and federal help is accessible within the type of loans and grants.
The commissioners stated they wish to maintain $150,000 of the $1,650,000 in a contingency fund to see how this system shakes out.
If there are 120 complete candidates and $1.5 million obtainable, every enterprise might obtain about $12,500, considerably greater than the unique estimate of $5,000.
“As we lose small companies, I consider the alternative fee gained’t be what it has been during the last 50 years,” Nyquist stated. “We have to thank our small companies for having the center and moxie to struggle for his or her passions and livelihoods.”
In different enterprise, the commissioners:
• Opened 9 bids for the Mill Metropolis downtown revitalization mission. The bids will likely be reviewed to make sure compliance with the mission define. Obvious low bidder was North Santiam Paving of Stayton, at $1,825,724. Different bids ranged as much as $2.33 million.
• Opened 4 bids for roofing of the Hurd Constructing. The bids will likely be reviewed for compliance, however the obvious low bidder was J.R. Swigart Roofing of Pasco, Washington, at $78,610. Bids ranged as much as $120,000.