CARES Act deadline extended

By Trina Thomas

The application deadline for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act business and non-profit grants has been extended to Oct. 30 and approved at the Lyon County Board meeting on Tuesday.

The original deadline to apply for the grant was Oct. 14, but Auditor/Treasurer E.J. Moberg mentioned some confusion prevented Lyon County business owners from applying.

“We did notice within the last week that there were a number of people who indicated that they didn’t think that they were eligible because they were told they couldn’t apply for the county grant because they received city dollars. They are eligible to apply for both options,” Moberg said.

Any aid amount that isn’t spent by a city or town by Nov. 15 must be sent to the home county by Nov. 20. Any leftover aid from the country by Dec. has to be returned to Minnesota Management and Budget by Dec. 10.

The board also approved that non-profit organizations that have volunteers can qualify for grant funding.

“I just need help to get the word out to extend the period to Oct. 30,” Moberg said.

In other news, the board:

Approved the reappointment of Mark Buysee as county assessor starting his four-year term on Jan. 2021.

Approved the 2021 ancillary insurance plans and cost

Approved the landfill waste moving quotes with Midwest Contracting at $22,000

Approved the low quote of $10,986 for shingling for fairgrounds open class building.

Approved landfill project of $23,244

Approved proposal for a computer switch replacement

Approved construction bridge replacement and grading project of $3,752.16 and $16,795.43.

Approved Reimbursement Agreement with Southwest Health and Human Services for operating costs concerning public health services from Mar. 1 to Nov. 30.