Local News Headlines – Monday, May 13

THE WINDOM E-D-A HOLDS A BOARD MEETING AT NOON TODAY AT THE CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS.   THERE WILL BE AN UPDATE ON THE HOUSING REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT.   FURTHER DISCUSSION WILL BE HELD ON CHILD-CARE SERVICES.  THERE WILL BE AN UPDATE ON THE CEMSTONE REDEVELOPMENT AREA, INCLUDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW “TIF” DISTRICT.  THE BOARD WILL DISCUSS THE SHOPKO PROPERTY.  INFORMATION WILL BE PROVIDED ON A STUDY THAT WAS DONE TO SEE WHETHER WINDOM COULD SUPPORT ANOTHER GROCERY STORE.   
 
WINDOM WILL BE HOLDING ITS BOARD OF APPEAL AND EQUALIZATION AT 4:30 THIS AFTERNOON AT THE CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS.  THE COUNTY ASSESSOR WILL GIVE A SHORT INTRODUCTION, EXPLAINING HOW CLASSIFICATIONS AND ASSESSED VALUATIONS ARE DETERMINED.  PROPERTY OWNERS MAY ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ASSESSED VALUE OF THEIR PROPERTY, AND MAY REQUEST THAT THE BOARD MAKE AN ADJUSTMENT IN THE VALUATION OR CLASSIFICATION OF THE PARCEL.  THE BOARD WILL THEN DELIBERATE ON WHETHER TO APPROVE ANY CHANGES.    
 
A REGULAR MEETING OF THE WINDOM SCHOOL BOARD WILL BE HELD AT 6:30 THIS EVENING AT THE CITY HALL COUNCIL CHAMBERS.   THE BOARD WILL CONSIDER SOME ADJUSTMENTS TO THE BIDS FOR SEVERAL ITEMS RELATED TO THE ELEMENTARY BUILDING PROJECT.  A SUBSTITUTE CUSTODIAN WILL BE HIRED.  THE BUSINESS MANAGER WILL DISCUSS A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR BANKING SERVICES.  INFORMATION WILL BE PRESENTED ON KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT FOR THE FALL OF 2019.  THE BOARD WILL CONSIDER APPROVING A NEW “BE-GINDERGARTEN” PROGRAM FOR 5-YEAR-OLDS.  ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS WILL BE PRESENTED.   
 
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVES ARE BEING HELD THIS WEEK IN THE AREA.  TODAY, A BLOOD DRIVE WILL BE HELD AT THE MT LAKE COMMUNITY CENTER FROM 2:00 UNTIL 6:00PM.   ON TUESDAY, THERE WILL BE BLOOD DRIVES IN LAKEFIELD AND ROUND LAKE.  ON WEDNESDAY, A RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE WILL BE HELD AT THE WINDOM COMMUNITY CENTER FROM 1:30 UNTIL 6:30PM.  ALSO ON WEDNESDAY, THERE WILL BE A BLOOD DRIVE IN OKABENA.  A BLOOD DRIVE WILL BE HELD IN SLAYTON ON THURSDAY.  A TWO-DAY BLOOD DRIVE WILL BE HELD THURSDAY AND FRIDAY AT OUR SAVIOR’S LUTHERAN CHURCH IN JACKSON.  
 
WINDOM AREA HEALTH IS HOLDING A GRAND OPENING FOR ITS REMODELED REHAB AREA.   THE EVENT WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY FROM 5:00 UNTIL 7:00PM.  PLEASE USE ENTRANCE “B” AND ENTER THROUGH THE REHABILITATION AND FITNESS CENTER.  TOURS OF THE NEW FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT WILL BE OFFERED. REFRESHMENTS AND SNACKS WILL BE AVAILABLE.  THE CAFETERIA WILL BE OFFERING FOOD SPECIALS.  THE FORMER OPERATING ROOM AREA WAS RENOVATED FOR USE BY THE THERAPY DEPARTMENT.  THE NEW SPACE WILL ALLOW PRIVATE ROOMS FOR TREATMENT, AND A LARGER OPEN GYM AREA WITH ROOM FOR MORE EQUIPMENT.