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Letter to the Editor

By Staff | Aug 22, 2008

To the EDN:

The Estherville Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors urges Emmet County residents to vote yes on Tuesday, Aug. 26 for the local option sales tax. Saying yes to the one-cent sales tax, is saying yes to fund opportunities to shape our community’s future. This source of funding gives visitors, as well as non-property owning residents, and non-resident workers the opportunity to help contribute to public improvements in our fair city.

As a Chamber, our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Emmet County, and to grow the tax base … that is good for business, the community, everyone.

We believe that the passage of the local option sales tax will help us in these two objectives.

For the first time, our community has a plan in which our future will be shaped, Excel! Estherville. Community members created the plan, will adapt, modify, and grow the plan. Help make the vision of your fellow community members a reality by voting yes on Aug. 26.

Estherville Area Chamber

of Commerce Board of Directors

Scott Walters, Chris Sorensen, Laurel Hash,

Gene Haukoos, John Wittneben, Debbie Rudd,

Darin Olson, Ron Menendez, Ann Johnson

Letter to the Editor

By Staff | Aug 22, 2008

To the EDN:

The Estherville Industrial Development Corporation (EIDC) is pleased to support the effort to pass a local option 1-cent sales tax in Estherville and other areas in Emmet County.

EIDC’s mission is to increase the number of good jobs and expand the property tax base here. The revenue generated by the 1-cent option tax would enhance the quality of life in Estherville and Emmet County, which in turn enhances our efforts to accomplish our mission.

We feel the strategic plan the Excel! Estherville committee is developing will be critical to future growth in our community. The 1-cent revenue will be an important part of the funding for many of the projects expected to come out of the planning process. Those funds can also leverage many more dollars from private, state and federal sources for local projects. We encourage everyone to vote yes on Aug. 26.

Al Blum

Chairman, EIDC