Local Food for your Table
Allamakee County Farmers Markets
Fridays starting May 4th
St. Ann's Church parking lot
9 a.m. - noon
Main Street Plaza
Fridays starting mid-June
New Albin City parking lot
Mondays starting June 4th
Allamakee County Fairgrounds
Countywide Housing Assessment Continues
Allamakee County Housing Task Force met Wednesday, April 4 to discuss the progress of the housing study project and to focus on action items. The group discussed vacant lots, potential lots, cost of utilities, habitat for humanity, ordinances and variances, number of open jobs in the county, welcome wagon, daycare, and more.
Harpers Ferry Booster Club hosted a community input session on April 11. A group of about 25 participated in a lively discussion about housing, jobs and more. Harpers Ferry will have 27 lots on the south end of town available for building. Harpers Ferry also received approval from the DNR to start digging the well for the Splash Pad. Congrats Harpers Ferry!
Waterville Public Library hosted a community input session on April 12. A group of about 10 people participated in a chat about housing, jobs, the school and more. The City of Waterville purchased the Waterville School, which has opened up a number of possibilities for housing and more. Way to go Waterville!
Lansing Public Library hosted a community input session on April 17 with 6 people participating in the discussion. The group focused on the importance of each and every lot in Lansing, as well as, the average wage level and what is affordable housing. The participants left the meeting with a much better understanding of what is needed in Lansing.
Postville YMCA hosted a community input session on April 24 with 2 people participating in the discussion. Job openings within the county were discussed, as well as, the housing programs through UERPC. New contacts were made and a follow up meeting was set.
Waukon Community Meal Site at First Presbyterian Church is hosting a community input session on April 30 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
New Albin Improvement League (NAIL) will be hosting a community input session on May 7 at 5:30 p.m., which is an hour before the regular NAIL meeting.
Communities need to ask:
If someone is looking to move to Allamakee County, where are they going to live? If that person accepts a job at $10, $15 or $20/hour. What will their housing options be?
In May, you will hear this ad on KNEI:
Hi, this is Val Reinke, Allamakee County Economic Development. The countywide housing assessment has included data collection, task force meetings, surveys, city council meetings and now community input meetings.
In order to complete this assessment, we need help compiling a rental inventory! If you are a landlord who has an available or unavailable long-term rental property in Allamakee County, please call us at 563.568.2624.
National Small Business Week
Every year, the U.S. Small Business Administration honors small businesses throughout the country and 2018 is no different because on April 29 - May 5, 2018, National Small Business Week will be taking place.
FAMILY WELLNESS FAIR
Join Veterans Memorial Hospital as they celebrate National Hospital Week at the 21st annual Family Wellness Fair on Wednesday, May 9, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Many free health tests, entertainment, and more than 40 exhibitors will be on site with activities for the entire family. Enjoy some new attractions this year and free shuttle service from the St. Pat’s School parking lot to the hospital compliments of Cadillac Caring Services. Healthy refreshments will be served and more than one hundred door prizes will be given away at the Wellness Fair!