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Plymouth Co. LOST Recommendations


(LE MARS)–Plymouth County Supervisors today (Tuesday) indicated they’d wait a week before acting on recommendations for use of the county’s grant funds from the one-cent Local Option Sales Tax (LOST).


The county’s advisory board recommendations were presented by the advisory group’s chair, Mary Thorson-Lucken of Akron and Blaine Donaldson of Kingsley. Requests for the county’s sales tax funding were three times greater than the 100-thousand dollar amount set aside for grants.

There were 32 requests for funding. The advisory board recommended no funds for 14 of the 32; partial funding for nine requests and full funding for nine requests.



Life Skills Training Center, new delivery vehicle, $14,200; 

Plymouth County Emergency Medical Services Assn, training and certification of crews, $10,000 (P);

City of Merrill, roof repair on Kissinger Building, $10,000 (P);

Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, funding for outreach service to county victims, $10,000;

Plymouth County 4-H Agricultural Society, new fairgrounds livestock building, $7,500 (P);

Plymouth County Historical Museum, HVAC  for Study Hall space, $7, 500 (P);

Le Mars Arts Council, interior wheelchair lift, $7,000;

Oyens Fire Department, Personal Protection Equipment and tools, $6,412.70;

Remsen Union Community School, fitness equipment for Fitness Center; $5,208.33 (P);

Le Mars Fire-Rescue, confined space rescue equipment, $5,000;

Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Computers for Remsen office, $3,765;

Plymouth County Senior Helpmate, reimbursement for volunteer mileage, $3,500 (P);

Remsen Heritage Museum, Inside updates, $ 2,500 (P);

Hinton Fire Rescue, Pumper Truck equipment, $2,200;

Akron Area Museum, Improvements to Garage Display Area, $1,500 (P);

City of Merrill, Kitchen in Kissinger Building, $1,383.97 (P);

Akron Public Library, Internet digital media Access system, $1,300;

Le Mars Public Library, new activity tables, $1,030;

Total allocations   $100,000

Not recommended for funding:

Merrill Public Library, renovation and moving expenses to Kissinger Building; $10,000

Akron Park Board, digital scoreboard for Sgt Ballfield in Akron, $14,409;

Plymouth County Conservation Board, new folding tables and chairs for ECO Center public use and programs, $5,799;

Hinton Civic Foundation, ongoing financial support of local school groups, organizations, families and events, $10,000;

City of Merrill, replace roof of the shelterhouse at the Merrill Community Park, $2,483.95;

Remsen Cemetery Association, headstone and grave marker repairs, $10,500;

Le Mars Area Family YMCA, purchase portable aquatic lift for indoor pool, $5,500;

Royal Theatres LLC, movie theatre renovations, $48,700;

Beautification Babes, benches and landscaping along the Hinton recreation trail, $7,500;

Le Mars Daycare Inc., upgrade electrical outlets and purchase 15 cribs in the center, $6,399.82;

Le Mars Little League, protective netting between the Minor League fields, $3,000;

City of Le Mars, phase II of Le Mars Convention Center renovation project; upper level bar area remodel, $50,000.

Remsen St. Mary’s High School, replace winds in grade school and high school buildings, $12,328.