At the Rutland Community Club meeting earlier this week one of the items discussed was the bathroom renovation which had been in the planning stages for several months – or is it years? The discussion brought up the issue of all the needs in the Town Hall including a new heating unit and insulation in addition to handicap accessible bathrooms. We were told that if some maintenance is not done on the building soon we could lose it. It is estimated that the cost to update the building would be close to $100,000.
The City of Rutland does not have the funds to do what needs to be done. Residents are writing grants and planning fundraisers but that will not be enough. Letters have been sent to current and former Rutland residents informing them of these needs and to ask for donations for a maintenance and rehabilitation fund for Rutland Town Hall. As seen above, the building looks good from the outside and appears clean and white but as we know looks can be deceiving.
Donations are asked to be sent to the Rutland Community Club, PO Box 65, Rutland ND 58067. If anyone knows a potential source of large funding for a city building renovation, please let us know. During these tough economic times we need to identify and approach any and every available source.
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Has anyone checked into a USDA community facilities grant?