Reconstruction work began this week on Lakeside Manor, the apartment building heavily damaged in a fire in Jan. 2013.
At Tuesday’s Redwood Falls City Council meeting, the council was informed that financing was closed for the project with a final grant from the state for approximately $465,000. The grant provides funds to the city, who will then loan the funds to the project in the form of a forgivable loan that will not have to be paid back by Lakeside Manor’s board.
Contractors met with project managers last week, and began preliminary set-up for the project on Monday, with a 300 day construction window. If things go according to plan, Lakeside Manor’s renovation will be finished by Oct. 2017.
In other city news, the council:
Approved licenses for the following businesses:
Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products: Casey’s Retail Company #2184, Casey’s Retail Company #3277, Farmers Coop Oil Company of Renville DBA Cenex, Tersteeg’s, Inc.
On Sale Liquor: Chumly’s, Inc., Duffy’s South, Inc.On Sale Sunday Liquor: Duffy’s South, Inc.
Solid Waste Hauling- Commercial: Southwest Sanitation
The United Senior Association has given the City of Redwood Falls Parks & Recreation Department a donation of $8,000 for equipment in the kitchen area for their food service. Items purchased include: Fridge/Freezer combination, Warming Table and a few smaller supplies for the area. City staff thanked the United Senior Association for the donation.
Approved the Redwood Area Hospital entering into an agreement with Walker and Associates for Owner’s Representative Services for the hospital project for a fee of $422,335 over a 45 month period, plus reimbursable expenses.
In May 2015 the hospital embarked upon facility master planning with HGA. This was mainly due to volume increases across several departments resulting in department space limiting the patient’s experience and staff’s ability to manage patient load. Space form, and function has an effect on the logistics of departments and the planning process has allowed the hospital to plan effectively with an emphasis on outpatient services. The Council has approved the exploration of funding a potential hospital project.