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Ambulance Merger Meeting

NOTICE TO ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS

The Cities of Arlington and Gaylord, together with their Volunteer Ambulance Services, would like to invite all community, township members  and interested parties to a Public Information Open House on Monday, August 26th 7:00 PM at the Arlington Community Center.

This public meeting is to present information about the “proposed merger” of the two ambulance services. We will be discussing how the merger will work, why the merger is needed and the added benefits to each community.

If any community member has any questions they would like to have answered, please mark your calendars and attend this public information meeting. Any and all public input will be considered.

If you are unable to attend but still have questions you would like answered, please feel free to contact:

 

Pat Melvin, Arlington City Administrator at 507-964-2378 or

Lory Young, Gaylord City Administrator at 507- 237-2338.

 

Your attendance would be greatly appreciated!

City Council Position Opening

City Council Position Opening

 Due to the recent resignation of Jim Heiland, the Arlington City Council is seeking qualified candidates to fill the open City Councilmember position.  The City Council is looking for an individual to fill the remaining term starting August 20, 2019 and expiring December 31, 2022.  Those interested should submit a “Letter of Interest” on why you would like to serve on the City Council along with a Resume to the City Administrator, 204 Shamrock Drive, Arlington, MN  55307 by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.  To be eligible, an individual must be a United States citizen, a resident of the City of Arlington, and at least 18 years old.  The City Council has tentatively scheduled interviews for the vacant position for the late afternoon/evening of Monday, August 22 & 23, 2019.

Council member Duties and Structure

Ben Winchester Presentation

2019-2020 City Council Goals

Arlington City Council 2019-2020 Goals

1. Business development and retention goals

a. Support the EDA in assisting businesses with succession planning
b. Keep Main Street Arlington vibrant and active in coordination with the Chamber
c. Negotiate purchase options for future industrial park

2. Increase housing options, attract new residents and maintain quality of properties

a. Support Choose Arlington
b. Support community events such as scheduling programming at the Gazebo

3. Long-range planning

a. Develop and follow a five year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)
b. Make improvements to the City’s infrastructure as funds are available including
repairing sidewalks and updating the long range sidewalk plan.
c. Build an IT network and retain documents electronically.
d. Support the EDA in promoting more construction of senior and low income
housing.

2019 Farmers Market

2018 Arlington Housing Study

Please Click the links below for the 2018 City of Arlington Housing study. 

2018 Arlington Housing Study

Arlington Housing Study Appendix

 

Resident house watch information

Are you going away for the holidays or going on vacation this winter? Would you like the police to watch over your house when you are gone? Please fill out this form and return it to the Police Department at 108 4th Ave. NW. Take the stress out of your vacation.

Click here for the form. 

Utility Bill Pay Scam!

ATTENTION ALL ARLINGTON RESIDENTS!! 
The City of Arlington has been notified that someone is calling around to business owners and residents claiming to be from the City of Arlington Electric Company and requesting that they go to the Dollar General to purchase a pre-paid credit card to pay their delinquent electric bill and if they do not call them back and pay their services will be turned off today. THIS IS NOT FROM THE CITY OFFICE. Please if anyone has received one of these calls, direct them to our office (507) 964-2378 and DO NOT pay these people, this is a scam!!

Arlington Child Care Loan Program

The Arlington Child Care Loan Program provides an incentive to new child care providers to provide services in the City of Arlington.

The program provides a matching forgivable loan for actual expenses relating to the cost of opening a child care business in the City of Arlington, up to $1,000 per child care provider. Qualifying expenses must be approved by the Sibley County Child Care Licensor and the Arlington EDA Director. Approved requests will be funded on a first-come/first-served basis until all funds are expended. In addition, the opportunity exists that the Arlington Economic Development Authority’s revolving loan programs could be available to assist with the costs of opening a child care business.

ELIGIBILITY
1. Only new child care providers located within the City of Arlington are eligible for the loan program.

2. All items for which the child care provider is requesting funds must be approved by the Sibley County Licensor and the Arlington EDA Director.

3. Items purchased prior to EDA approval will typically not be eligible for funding unless the EDA finds significant underlying purposes for work beginning prior to project approval (i.e. inability of quorum for a meeting, and the like).

4. Funds may be requested for the following items (up to):
 Licensing fee ($100)
 Background study fee ($100)
 Pre Licensing training ($175/per person)
 Ongoing training ($250/per person)
 Fire Marshal visit, if needed ($50)
 Smoke Detectors ($10/each)
 Fire extinguishers ($35 )
 Outlet plugs ($4)
 Stationary baby gate ($60)
 First aid kits ($15)
 Utensils/plates/cups ($30)
 Pack n Play ($120)
 Pack n Play sheet ($10)
 Cots ($120)
 High chair/booster seat ($40)
 Fluid Cleanup kit ($15)
 Potty seat/chair ($20)
 Monitor ($40)
 Toys for each age group ($200)
 Craft supplies ($200)
 Strollers ($100)

5. Other uses may also be eligible if prior approval is obtained by the Sibley County Licensor and the Arlington Economic Development Authority.

PROJECT GUIDELINES
Program oversight and authority for loan approval is delegated to the City of Arlington Economic Development Authority. The Economic Development Authority shall review loan applications and may approve loan issuance after considering the following guidelines:

1. Completed applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis.

2. Preference will be given to projects which:
 Will create new child care slots and reduce the gap in the number of child care slots in the City of Arlington.
 Demonstrate a ratio of private investment to public investment greater than 2:1

3. The proposed expense receipts must be submitted within (6) months of loan approval. If the receipts are not submitted within six months, the Applicant may resubmit a child care loan application for reconsideration.

LOAN DISBURSEMENT
Following loan approval the Lessee shall execute a promissory note. Awarded loan funds will be dispersed to the child care provider upon submittal of receipts or invoices for supplies purchased.

REPAYMENT OF LOAN
The amount of the loan (without interest) will be due and payable to the Arlington EDA one (1) year following the distribution of loan funds. If, however, the child care business to which the loan was granted remains in business in one (1) year following the distribution of loan funds, the loan shall be forgiven by the Arlington EDA.

 

Click here for full loan details and loan application. 

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