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JDA has first meeting with new director

By Staff | May 19, 2017

The Rugby Job Development Authority Board met Wednesday morning with its new executive director present via phone.

Elizabeth Heisey, a former auditor for the City of Rugby, was hired for the executive director position. She succeeds Joseph T. Pelt, who had served in the post previously.

The board approved a motion to budget $3,000 for marketing lots in Chalmer’s First Addition. One avenue of marketing that was discussed was a possible contractor’s fair on available lots to, as Board Member Tanner Johnson said, “create some buzz.” Other items discussed regarding Chalmer’s Addition included the need to spray weeds, and special assessments.

The board tabled requests for donations from the Rugby Dollars for Scholars, Rugby Preliminary Scholarship Pageant and the Minot Regional Small Business Development Center.

The board denied a request from Darci Gross, of Pierce County Relay for Life, for a door prize donation. The relay event is slated to take place on June 2 this year.

The board discussed natural gas utilities; the JDA’s student loan assistance program; issues with the JDA’s website; and the JDA’s strategic planning.

The board approved meeting minutes and the treasurer’s report for the month of April.

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