Ada City Council Discusses CIP & Home Rehab Grant

Ada City Council Discusses CIP & Home Rehab Grant

February 3, 2021 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

Ada, MN — It was a light agenda for the Ada City Council at their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday night, February 2nd, but was highlighted by further Capital Improvement Plan discussions and a pitch to apply for a Housing Rehabilitation Grant.  At a previous special session, the council put together their Capital Improvement Plan, which will act as a guide for the council as they look to make improvements to their infrastructure over the next decade. The city hopes to tackle the projects as debt from previous projects is paid off over the next couple years as to not over burden city residents. Ada City Administrator Ashley Larson highlights some of the major infrastructure projects included in their Capital Improvement Plan.

Along with needing to make infrastructure improvements, the City of Ada has received a number of inquiries from citizens over the years looking for grant money to make costly home repairs. Administrator Larson says they found a grant program, called the Market Rehabilitation Grant Program, that could help homeowners with those requests and went forward with applying for the grant.

Applying for the grant is a year long process and will cost the city up to $5,000 whether they are approved or not.

The Ada City Council also approved a contract with Brady Martz & Associates for the 2020 audit and 3 year MISO contract extension. Councilmembers Josh Mathsen and Casey Kreiger will join the KRJB Kaleidoscope Program this Thursday at 9am to further recap this week’s meeting.