The Williston City Commission approved on Tuesday more than 10 applications for STAR Fund program grants.
The STAR Fund board received four applications for the Star Fund Mini-Match Program. The fund will match the investment in commercial and industrial zoned property on a one-to-one basis. The projects were approved to receive allocations under the community development portion of the fund program.
AmeriPride FR & Safety Gear will receive $5,000 toward rent subsidy for a new business startup.
Big Sky Battery/Minute Lube will receive $5,000 for signage.
Meg-A-Latte Coffee House will receive $5,000 toward signage, a new sidewalk and storefront remodeling.
Interstate Engineering, Inc. will receive $5,000 toward signage, a new sidewalk and storefront remodeling.
The STAR Fund will match the Bank of North Dakota through the Flex PACE Interest Buy-down Program to encourage investment in commercial and industrial property. Three applications were approved as well as two requests for amended Flex PACE amounts.
Blackout Energy Service, Inc. was approved a Flex PACE not to exceed $24,999 for the purchase of an existing building located at the intersection of 2nd Street East and 7th Avenue East with renovation to the structure.
BoDo’s Sport & Appliance Center, Inc. was approved for a Flex PACE not to exceed $29,000 for the purchase of an existing leased building located at 1520 2nd Ave. West.
Riggers Store 1, LLC was approved for a Flex PACE not to exceed $52,800 for the construction of a convenience store and car wash at 2621 Pheasant Run Parkway.
Blaine’s Autobody requested a Flex PACE of $24,999 and was approved by the city commission on Dec. 26, 2012. The project is now eligible for an amended amount of $52,800 due to a new scoring grid. The business will be completing new building construction at 5495 Highway 2 North.
20/20 Properties requested a Flex PACE of $24,999 and was approved by the city commission on Dec. 26, 2012. Due to the STAR Fund’s new scoring grid, the project is now eligible for an amended amount of $52,800 for construction of a new building on the Mercy Medical Center campus.
The city of Williston and Williams County were awarded a Community Growth Grant not to exceed $45,000 to establish an addressing grid for the city and the area within the boundary of the new truck bypass route.
The Williston Area Development Foundation was awarded a Community Build Grant up to $173,500 to advocate and promote the Williston area.