Press Release for St. Croix County – For Immediate Release 7/14/2020 Contact: • Adam Kastonek – Public Information Officer St. Croix County Announces COVID-19 Small Business Loan Program Hudson, WI: On July 14, 2020, St. Croix County in partnership with the West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and St. Croix Economic Development Corporation (EDC) launched the COVID-19 Small Business Loan Program. This new loan program was created to help businesses in the county that are experiencing unanticipated financial pressures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The county has allocated $500,000 to fund the loan program. Eligible businesses can request up to $10,000 at 0% interest with no payments for at least one year. The West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and St. Croix EDC will review applications and administer approved loans. Businesses can use the money can use to help with: • Rent/Mortgage • Commercial Utilities • Pre-existing purchase orders (placed prior to 6/15/2020) • Payroll expenses • Modifications and/or upgrades related to adjusting business practices due to COVID-19 “St. Croix County’s COVID-19 Small Business Loan Program comes at a critical time,” said Bill Rubin, Executive Director of St. Croix EDC. “From Main Streets to industrial parks, small business owners have been adversely impacted by this global pandemic. This loan program gives businesses a new local option to help them through these difficult times.” Loan applications are being accepted from July 14 through September 10, 2020. To apply for the loan, businesses must have a physical location in St. Croix County, have been adversely impacted by COVID-19, and are current on property taxes and special assessments. Applications are processed on a first come, first served basis, subject to completeness. The application and information on how to apply are available on the St. Croix County website.
HYDRANT FLUSHING NOTICE
The Star Prairie Utilities will conduct its Fire Hydrant Flushing beginning on July 22nd and July 23rd, 2020. This notice is to inform our customers that hydrant flushing may cause discolored or “rusty” looking water. The discolored water is caused by naturally occurring iron minerals that are disturbed during the flushing process. If mineral particles are detected (that may affect laundry operations) cold water should be run to clear out household water lines. If the problem persists, residents should contact Star Prairie Utilities at (715) 531-7033.
YARD WASTE COLLECTION SITE
Beginning July 1, 2020, the Village of Star Prairie’s yard waste collection site, located at 603 Hill Avenue, will be open 7am to 7pm April 1st thru December 1st. This service is for village residents only and no foot traffic is allowed. Access road has a 15 MPH limit. To ensure this amenity remains open, please help by reporting suspicious activity to Chief Thompson at 715-531-7095.
Wisconsin Elections Commission encourages absentee voting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit the village’s website at https://villageofstarprairie.com/election-information/ or
MyVote Wisconsin at https://myvote.wi.gov/en-us/ on how to obtain an absentee ballot. Please call the clerk at 715-248-7231or email at email@example.com to make an appointment for in-person voter registration or early in-person voting in the clerk’s office. Upcoming Elections: August 11, 2020 Partisan Primary and November 3, 2020 General Election.
SPRING CLEAN UP CANCELED
The Village’s annual Clean-Up day has been canceled for 2020. Residents are recommended to monitor and use the county’s upcoming fall collection events. Follow their website at www.sccwi.gov/recycling for prices, updated schedules, and location(s) as well as the fall edition of the printed newsletter “ Your Wasteline.” Tentative dates are as follows: Tire Collection: September 19, 2020, Appliance & Electronics- September 19, 2020 and Clean Sweep Hazardous Waste- September 24-25th, 2020.
No in-person absentee voting may occur before July 28, 2020 OR on the day before the election.
Due to COVID-19 Pandemic