Ground broken for co-op funded Grantsburg fire hall
Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative participated in the ground breaking of Grantsburg Fire Association's new fire hall May 13. Attending on behalf of the co-op were Member Services Manager Todd Schulte and Board Directors Chuck Brookshaw and Bob Thorsbakken, pictured as part of the group.
The new fire hall will serve the Village of Grantsburg and five surrounding towns.
Funding for the project was made possible through a $1.6 million USDA Rural Development Community Facility Loan and a $360,000 economic development loan from Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative.
“Fostering growth in our region is part of our mission as a cooperative, and we’re pleased to partner with the Grantsburg Fire Association in this effort,” said Bill Schmidt, general manager of Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative.
Once the loan is paid by the Grantsburg Fire Association, the funds can be used over and over again by Polk-Burnett Electric Cooperative to help finance other economic development projects in our area through a revolving loan fund, explained Schmidt. Read more about Polk-Burnett's economic development program and the Grantsburg Fire Association loan.