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Eye On The Storm Community Meeting

By Staff | Feb 24, 2009

Emmetsburg residents are invited to participate in a community planning meeting tonight. “Eye on the Storm” will focus on plans for the former golf club house which was recently purchased by the City of Emmetsburg.

The evening will begin with a tour of the facility on North Lawler at 5 p.m. A light meal of sandwich and chips will be served by students of th eemmetsburg High School Spanish Club. There is no cost for the meal, but residents may wish to make a donation toward the Spanish Club’s trip to Costa Rica.

The community meeting begins at 6 p.m. Abbie Gaffey, community &?Economic Development Field Specialist, Iowa State University, will lead the discussion. Residents will ofer suggestions about future uses for the former golf club house, in addition to the types of programming they would like to have available to them at the site on a year-round basis.

Mark Reinig, Economic Development Program Manager, will also attend the meeting. His involvement with Emmetsburg stems from a study completed a year ago, “Evaluating the Industrial Occupational Foundations of the Iowa Lakes Region,” which included Palo Alto County and Emmetsburg.

The Storm Steering Committee was asked to organize this community planning session.

“We want everyone to come to this planning meeting,” said Kathy Merrill, steering committee chair. “This is your opportunity to share your ideas.”